Courses

WHAT WE OFFER

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

WHAT WE OFFER

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

TEACHER TRAINING

The Primary Engineer Construction Project

The Construction Project will enable you to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer from local companies in the area to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom!

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Develop skills, both practical and cognitive with your learners as they use and apply maths and science through a design and make project. Link it to learning themes and deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning through engineering.

The CPD course is for two teachers per school, one from Key Stage 1 and one from Key Stage 2. Both teachers will complete the Key Stage 1 project in the morning and Key Stage 2 project in the afternoon.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Improved confidence in designing and making products that are fit for purpose.
  • Learn how to integrate simple electric circuits into a working vehicle.
  • Delegates will take away working models, access to classroom teaching resources and consumable teaching resources and tools.
Register Your Interest

PRIMARY ENGINEER

The Primary Engineer Construction Project

The Construction Project will enable you to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer from local companies in the area to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom!

READ MORE

Develop skills, both practical and cognitive with your learners as they use and apply maths and science through a design and make project. Link it to learning themes and deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning through engineering.

The CPD course is for two teachers per school, one from Key Stage 1 and one from Key Stage 2. Both teachers will complete the Key Stage 1 project in the morning and Key Stage 2 project in the afternoon.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Improved confidence in designing and making products that are fit for purpose.
  • Learn how to integrate simple electric circuits into a working vehicle.
  • Delegates will take away working models, access to classroom teaching resources and consumable teaching resources and tools.

Register Your interest

Places are confirmed on a first-come basis. You will receive all required kit and resources for free. Training for our programmes is virtual and we will hold in-person celebrations by the end of the academic year. Training takes place between October and March.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

The Primary Engineer Vehicle Project

Based on our original ‘STEM by Stealth’ programme, this project provides Primary School children with the opportunity to engage in exciting practical Maths and Literacy investigations, using engineering as the ‘vehicle’.

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This course is the first step with regards to practical teacher training.  The outcome will enable teachers to deliver a whole class, curriculum-mapped engineering project which allows for a variety of outcomes. The project supports practical STEM and gives pupils the opportunity to work with engineers in the classroom.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Improved confidence in designing and making products that are fit for purpose.
  • Learn how to integrate simple electric circuits into a working vehicle.
  • Delegates will take away working models, access to classroom teaching resources and consumable teaching resources and tools.

Register Your interest

Places are confirmed on a first-come basis. You will receive all required kit and resources for free. Training for our programmes is virtual and we will hold in-person celebrations by the end of the academic year. Training takes place between October and March.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

The Primary Engineer Vehicle Project

Based on our original ‘STEM by Stealth’ programme, this project provides Primary School children with the opportunity to engage in exciting practical Maths and Literacy investigations, using engineering as the ‘vehicle’.

READ MORE

This course is the first step with regards to practical teacher training.  The outcome will enable teachers to deliver a whole class, curriculum-mapped engineering project which allows for a variety of outcomes. The project supports practical STEM and gives pupils the opportunity to work with engineers in the classroom.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Improved confidence in designing and making products that are fit for purpose.
  • Learn how to integrate simple electric circuits into a working vehicle.
  • Delegates will take away working models, access to classroom teaching resources and consumable teaching resources and tools.
Register Your Interest

PRIMARY ENGINEER

The Primary Engineer Rail Project

Join us on our fully-funded one day practical CPD course for our Primary Engineer Rail Project which will enable you to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer from local companies in the area to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom!

READ MORE

Develop skills, both practical and cognitive with your learners as they use and apply maths and science through a design and make project. Link it to learning themes and deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning through engineering.

The CPD course is for two teachers per school, one from Key Stage 1 and one from Key Stage 2. Both teachers will complete the Key Stage 1 project in the morning and Key Stage 2 project in the afternoon.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Develop an awareness of STEM in your classroom.
  • Understand how to use an rail-orientated engineering project to deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning
  • Be able to use gear boxes & pulleys to construct and test two working vehicles
  • Discuss and plan delivery of the whole-class project in school – curriculum areas and learning themes
  • Understand and plan how to work effectively with your engineer

Register Your interest

Places are confirmed on a first-come basis. You will receive all required kit and resources for free. Training for our programmes is virtual and we will hold in-person celebrations by the end of the academic year. Training takes place between October and March.

SIX WEEK SHORT COURSE

Engineering STEM in the Classroom

With the success of our flagship Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Education, we have created a brand-new high impact, fully funded course called “Engineering STEM in your Classroom”. This Education Scotland endorsed course is a free six-week programme for teaching staff in Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools to develop an evidence-based approach to STEM education

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TEACHER TRAINING

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering STEM

Primary Engineer’s Professional Recognition & PGCert in Engineering STEM addresses the skills and confidence deficit that teaching professionals have around STEM subjects. Accredited by the University of Strathclyde as a “Post Graduate Certificate in Engineering STEM Learning” in 2017, completion of the course now provides teachers with 60 Master’s level/SCQF level 11 credits. These can be put towards a full MEd course at the University of Strathclyde.

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The specific aims of Engineering STEM Learning are to:

  • foster a future-orientated, strategic stance to initiate and lead change for STEM improvement in the classroom and throughout the institution;
  • build and apply sound knowledge and understanding of STEM pedagogy to inform teaching;
  • develop practice in the use of critical enquiry and reflection, to evaluate and strengthen the impact of their practices; and,
  • enhance interpersonal and personal skills, confidence and resilience.

The course addresses ‘Engineering STEM Learning’ in four ways:

  • Teachers develop their practical skills and confidence through a one day practical course. This will enable them to deliver practical maths and science to technology based projects which encourage problem solving, team work, creativity and resilience. The activities are whole class based and therefore impact on all ability levels – not just academically but on pupil’s engagement, enjoyment, aspirations and ambitions. Teachers have access to a wide range of teaching materials both for the teacher and the pupil via the Primary Engineer Virtual Learning Environment to scaffold their engagement with STEM skills.

 

  • Teachers are given the opportunity to work alongside engineers and industry professionals as part of the programme – both on the training courses and in the classroom. This develops their skills in working with engineering professionals, extends the opportunities for pupils to experience the world of work and brings a real-world context to classroom learning.
  • The programme provides a unique opportunity for teachers to develop and extend engineering partnerships. They will develop a working relationship with practicing engineers on classroom projects, consider the world of modern engineering and critically evaluate how enhanced industry engagement can positively impact on teaching and learning.
  • Using a Primary Engineer programme, including STATWARS® or Leaders Award® Teachers will undertake action research into Engineering Habits of Mind to create an innovative pedagogical approach to teaching and learning and use this to equip pupils with skills and behaviours which will enhance their engagement with STEM subjects and understanding of STEM careers.

The course runs from January to December each year, spanning across two academic years, to enable critical reflection and application of theory, knowledge and skills. All activities will take place as twilight sessions or during school holidays to allow access for all.

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PRIMARY ENGINEER

The Primary Engineer Rail Project

Join us on our fully-funded one day practical CPD course for our Primary Engineer Rail Project which will enable you to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer from local companies in the area to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom!

READ MORE

Develop skills, both practical and cognitive with your learners as they use and apply maths and science through a design and make project. Link it to learning themes and deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning through engineering.

The CPD course is for two teachers per school, one from Key Stage 1 and one from Key Stage 2. Both teachers will complete the Key Stage 1 project in the morning and Key Stage 2 project in the afternoon.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Develop an awareness of STEM in your classroom.
  • Understand how to use an rail-orientated engineering project to deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning
  • Be able to use gear boxes & pulleys to construct and test two working vehicles
  • Discuss and plan delivery of the whole-class project in school – curriculum areas and learning themes
  • Understand and plan how to work effectively with your engineer
Register Your Interest

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Engineering STEM in the Classroom

With the success of our flagship Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Education, we have created a brand-new high impact, fully funded course called “Engineering STEM in your Classroom”. This Education Scotland endorsed course is a free six-week programme for teaching staff in Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools to develop an evidence-based approach to STEM education.

Learn More

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