DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

SCQF LEVEL 2/3 - National 2/3

The Course provides a broad practical introduction to design and to technology. It provides opportunities for you to gain basic skills in both designing and in communicating design ideas. It allows learners to explore and improve design ideas through model making and testing. 

QUALIFICATION

National 3

DURATION

1 Year full time/

5 periods per week

COURSEWORK

3 Units 

Graphics for Design, Designing and Modelling, Constructing and Testing. 

Internally assessed 

Pass or Fail

EXAM

NA

COST

£10

TEACHERS

Mr Hadden

Miss Alguero

Miss James

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

As well as learning more about how products are designed and made in the real world, you will improve your design sketching and planning. You will have the opportunity to improve your practical skills in the workshop working with a range of materials.  

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

Throughout this course you will develop skills in producing and interpreting sketches, drawings and diagrams  develop skills in practical model making and construction develop skills in testing and simple evaluation of models apply safe working practices in a workshop or similar environment develop knowledge of basic engineering ideas.  

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, S3 Design with practical is desired. 

what will you get?

To achieve a National 3 Design and Technology award, you must pass all the required units. All units are internally assessed.   

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

The Course is of broad general benefit to all learners. It also provides a foundation for those considering further study, or a career, in design, manufacturing, engineering, science, marketing, and related disciplines. The Course provides 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. 

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