Our courses &

PROGRAMMES

The aim of Secondary Engineer is to develop the skills and confidence in teachers first and then extend from this secure foundation into the classroom.

Fluid Power Challenge

This course for teachers focuses on the dynamics of fluid power and the opportunities to explore hydraulics and pneumatics, science, maths and design technology. Fluid power plays a vital role in the creation of the built environment in which we live. This course investigates the technologies involved. This course is designed for Y8/S2 pupils upwards.

The course is designed for science, maths and technology teachers from each school. It begins by investigating this vital technology and how it affects the world in which we live. The science and maths are explored and teachers are asked to consider where this could fit into an integrated project at their schools. Delegates are tasked with working together in school groups to create their own working mechanisms which can be combined together to create a coherent design to lift and move objects from one place to another using hydraulics as the power source. This course also highlights the competition element of the project and the requirements of the Fluid Power celebration event.

COURSE OUTCOMES

• Investigate the wider use of Fluid Power in engineering.

• Understand the maths and science involved in the design and manufacture of a practical solution.

• Create a working model in school teams in preparation for the celebration and teaching back in school.

• Teaching resources and consumables included.

Fluid Power Challenge

This course for teachers focuses on the dynamics of fluid power and the opportunities to explore hydraulics and pneumatics, science, maths and design technology. Fluid power plays a vital role in the creation of the built environment in which we live. This course investigates the technologies involved. This course is designed for Y8/S2 pupils upwards.

The course is designed for science, maths and technology teachers from each school. It begins by investigating this vital technology and how it affects the world in which we live. The science and maths are explored and teachers are asked to consider where this could fit into an integrated project at their schools. Delegates are tasked with working together in school groups to create their own working mechanisms which can be combined together to create a coherent design to lift and move objects from one place to another using hydraulics as the power source. This course also highlights the competition element of the project and the requirements of the Fluid Power celebration event.

COURSE OUTCOMES

• Investigate the wider use of Fluid Power in engineering.

• Understand the maths and science involved in the design and manufacture of a practical solution.

• Create a working model in school teams in preparation for the celebration and teaching back in school.

• Teaching resources and consumables included.

Aeronautical Enterprise Challenge

This course for teachers focuses on the dynamics of flight, aviation in general and enterprise. It provides an excellent vehicle to create a coherent maths, science and Design and Technology project with a practical outcomes for the first year of secondary education.

The course project is designed to be delivered to Y7/S1 pupils. It aims to deliver a cross-curricular/multi-disciplinary project incorporating maths, science and design technology with additional links to art and English. The project focuses on an entrepreneurial focus related to Farnborough Air show with pupil working in teams to design and outcome to sell at the show. This course give lots of opportunities to investigate enterprise and the world of work through engineer contact during the project.

COURSE OUTCOMES

• Understand the theory of flight, design and create a kit to be sold at an air show.

• Opportunities to integrate maths and science to design and technology with enterprise.

• Classroom teaching resources and consumables included.

Aeronautical Enterprise Challenge

This course for teachers focuses on the dynamics of flight, aviation in general and enterprise. It provides an excellent vehicle to create a coherent maths, science and Design and Technology project with a practical outcomes for the first year of secondary education.

The course project is designed to be delivered to Y7/S1 pupils. It aims to deliver a cross-curricular/multi-disciplinary project incorporating maths, science and design technology with additional links to art and English. The project focuses on an entrepreneurial focus related to Farnborough Air show with pupil working in teams to design and outcome to sell at the show. This course give lots of opportunities to investigate enterprise and the world of work through engineer contact during the project.

COURSE OUTCOMES

• Understand the theory of flight, design and create a kit to be sold at an air show.

• Opportunities to integrate maths and science to design and technology with enterprise.

• Classroom teaching resources and consumables included.

Leaders Award Masterclass

Reception/Early Years, KS1/Lower Primary and KS2/Upper Primary teachers

The Leaders Award is a creative problem solving and literacy competition asking children and pupils ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’ All entries are graded by engineers and certificates issued, selected entries placed in public exhibitions, winners presented at awards evenings and on occasion inventions are made by universities.

This Master Class will share the good practice of teachers who have successfully used the competition within the curriculum to address: creativity, literacy, careers awareness, problems solving which in turn has provided inspiration and raised the self-esteem of children. The course will investigate the project pedagogy, emphasising the curriculum links. It aims to supports teachers in the creative, entrepreneurial processes to support pupils in creating their own solutions to a real world problems.

COURSE OUTCOMES

• Understand the philosophy and pedagogy underpinning the Leaders Award.

• How to organise and manage pupils interviewing engineers.

• Understand the entry process

• Access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

• Disclaimer: attendance of the course is no guarantee of taking any trophies!

If you would like to know more about our follow-on Secondary programmes visit our sister site Primary Engineer.

Leaders Award Masterclass

Reception/Early Years, KS1/Lower Primary and KS2/Upper Primary teachers

The Leaders Award is a creative problem solving and literacy competition asking children and pupils ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’ All entries are graded by engineers and certificates issued, selected entries placed in public exhibitions, winners presented at awards evenings and on occasion inventions are made by universities.

This Master Class will share the good practice of teachers who have successfully used the competition within the curriculum to address: creativity, literacy, careers awareness, problems solving which in turn has provided inspiration and raised the self-esteem of children. The course will investigate the project pedagogy, emphasising the curriculum links. It aims to supports teachers in the creative, entrepreneurial processes to support pupils in creating their own solutions to a real world problems.

COURSE OUTCOMES

• Understand the philosophy and pedagogy underpinning the Leaders Award.

• How to organise and manage pupils interviewing engineers.

• Understand the entry process

• Access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

• Disclaimer: attendance of the course is no guarantee of taking any trophies!

If you would like to know more about our follow-on Secondary programmes visit our sister site Primary Engineer.