D&T - BROAD GENERAL EDUCATION

S3 Design and Manufacture

 

Design & Manufacture introduces learners to the multi-faceted world of product design and manufacturing. The Course provides a broad practical introduction to design, materials and manufacturing processes. It provides opportunities for learners to gain skills in both designing and in communicating design proposals. It allows learners to explore the properties and uses of materials and to make models and finished products.

 

The Course allows learners to engage with technologies. It allows them to consider the impact that design and manufacturing technologies have on our environment and society. It allows them to consider how technologies have impacted on the world of the designer and on manufacturing.

 

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

 

The aims of the Course are to enable learners to develop:

  • Skills in the design and manufacturing of models, prototypes and products.

  • Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and materials.

  • An understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society.

S3 Graphic Communication 

 

Graphic Communication: The course introduces learners to the diverse and ever-increasing variety of presentation methods employed in graphic communication.

 

The Course provides opportunities for learners to gain skills in reading, interpreting and creating graphic communications. Learners will initiate, develop and communicate ideas graphically. They will develop spatial awareness and visual literacy. It combines elements of creativity and communicating for visual impact with elements of protocol and an appreciation of the importance of graphic communication standards, where these are appropriate.

 

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

 

The aims of the Course are to enable learners to:

  • Develop skills in graphic communication techniques, including the use of equipment, materials and software.

  • Extend and apply knowledge and understanding of graphic communication standards and protocols, where these apply.

  • Develop an understanding of the impact of graphic communication technologies on our environment and society.

S3 Practical Craft Skills

 

Practical Woodworking:

The Course is largely workshop-based. It provides a broad introduction to practical woodworking. The Course provides opportunities for learners to gain skills in reading drawings and diagrams. It allows them to plan activities through to the completion of a finished artefact.

 

The Course allows learners to engage with technologies. It allow learners to use a variety of tools, equipment and materials. It helps learners develop practical skills in numeracy.

 

The aims of the Courses are to enable learners to develop:

♦ skills in woodworking techniques

♦ skills in measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials

♦ safe working practices in workshop environments

♦ practical creativity and problem solving skills

♦ knowledge of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context.

 

This Course is a broad-based qualification for learners with an interest in crafts. It is suitable for learners with an interest in practical woodworking and those wanting to progress to higher levels of study or a related career in the area.

 

Practical Metalwork:

The Course is largely workshop-based. It provides a broad introduction to practical metalworking. The Course provides opportunities for learners to gain skills in reading drawings and diagrams. It allows them to plan activities through to the completion of a finished artefact.

 

The Course allows learners to engage with technologies. They allow learners to use a variety of tools, equipment and materials. It helps learners develop practical skills in numeracy.

 

The aims of the Courses are to enable learners to develop:

skills in metalworking techniques

skills in measuring and marking out metal sections and sheet materials safe working     practices in workshop environments

practical creativity and problem solving skills

knowledge of sustainability issues in a practical metalworking context.

 

This Course is a broad-based qualification for learners with an interest in crafts. It is suitable for learners with an interest in practical metalworking and those wanting to progress to higher levels of study or a related career.