DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

SCQF LEVEL 5 - National 5

Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of various design elements and principles giving you the chance to enhance your creative skills. You will work on improving your skills in designing, sketching, evaluating existing products and presenting and communicating your own design proposals. 

QUALIFICATION

National 5

DURATION

1 Year full time/

6 periods per week

COURSEWORK

Assignment, comprising of  Design folio (externally assessed, 55 marks) & prototype (internally assessed, 45 marks). 

EXAM

1 hour 45 min exam (80 marks)  

COST

£10

TEACHERS

Mr Hadden 

Miss Alguero 

Miss James 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

Design and Manufacture works on developing skills in product design, while giving you the opportunity to realize these designs through various modelling techniques.  You will gain knowledge and an understanding of manufacturing processes including commercial and industrial processes and improve your understanding of material properties. You will also investigate the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society.   

All candidates engage in: 

Investing and researching relevant design factors. 

Sketching and presenting design proposals. 

Evaluation of existing products to enhance their understanding of the design process. 

Critical and evaluative skills. 

Model making using various materials. 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

Entry is at the discretion of the Principal Teacher of Design Faculty. However, candidates should have achieved the fourth curriculum level or the National 4 Design and Manufacture course or equivalent qualifications and/or experience prior to starting this course. 

what will you get?

To achieve a National 5 Design and Manufacture award, you must pass the course assessment. Course assessment consists of 3 components: a design assignment working with a given brief to create a design folio which is externally assessed by the SQA (55marks), a practical assignment which is assessed in school, (45marks) and a written question paper, (80marks)   

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

The course encourages candidates to take a broad view of design and manufacture, through making decisions and taking responsibility for their own actions, generating and developing ideas, applying knowledge, and justifying decisions. These transferrable skills place candidates in a strong position regardless of the career path they choose. 

 

This course is suitable for learners attracted by practical activities. It provides a foundation for those considering further study or a career in design, manufacturing, engineering, science, marketing, and related disciplines. The course also offers a complementary practical experience for those studying subjects in the technologies and expressive arts. 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

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