DESIGN & MANUFACTURE
SCQF LEVEL 4 - National 4
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.
1 Year full time/
5 periods per week
3 Units internally assessed. Added value unit.
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.
The Course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature. It combines elements of creativity and designing for aesthetic or visual impact with a requirement to consider a product’s function and performance. It helps the learner appreciate the tensions that exist between factors such as aesthetics, function, economics and the environment.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
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 4 Design and Manufacture award, you must pass all the required units including the Added Value Unit. All units are internally graded.
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
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.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.