Our courses &

PROGRAMMES

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

Our courses &

PROGRAMMES

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

TEACHER TRAINING

Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Learning

Engineering STEM Learning is a PGCert and Professional Recognition programme worth 60 Master’s-level credits at the University of Strathclyde designed for teachers in Early Years, Primary and Secondary, and lecturers at FE colleges, who wish to develop their understanding of and teaching in STEM.

In this course, delivered by Primary Engineer in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, educators engage in Master’s level study and complete a cycle of action research within their setting. This is an online course with optional twilight sessions. Download a guide to the course or contact us for more information

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TEACHER TRAINING

Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Learning

Engineering STEM Learning is a PGCert and Professional Recognition programme worth 60 Master’s-level credits at the University of Strathclyde designed for teachers in Early Years, Primary and Secondary, and lecturers at FE colleges, who wish to develop their understanding of and teaching in STEM.

In this course, delivered by Primary Engineer in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, educators engage in Master’s level study and complete a cycle of action research within their setting. This is an online course with optional twilight sessions. Download a guide to the course or contact us for more information

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Early Years Engineer

Reception teachers and Early Years practitioners

Introduction to inquiry based learning through a series of practical projects in order to encourage early years pupils to become STEM investigators.

The course will provide examples that can be easily developed in the school and use low cost readily available materials. Delegates will share their pedagogical approaches, skills and experiences.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Take a range of activities to integrate into the curriculum.
  • Learn how to provide real-world contexts to simple experiments.
  • Leave with working models, access to classroom teaching resources, consumable teaching resources and shared practice.

Early Years Engineer

Reception teachers and Early Years practitioners

Introduction to inquiry based learning through a series of practical projects in order to encourage early years pupils to become STEM investigators.

The course will provide examples that can be easily developed in the school and use low cost readily available materials. Delegates will share their pedagogical approaches, skills and experiences.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Take a range of activities to integrate into the curriculum.
  • Learn how to provide real-world contexts to simple experiments.
  • Leave with working models, access to classroom teaching resources, consumable teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Structures & Mechanisms with Basic Electrics

KS1/Lower Primary teachers and KS2/Upper Primary Teachers

This course covers the safe and correct use of tools, materials and basic electrics in the manufacture of a range of vehicles.

Working to a specification, two design and construction projects. Delegates will share their pedagogical approaches, skills and experiences, construct their own vehicles to use as exemplars. Pupil outcomes are invited to Celebration Events.

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.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Structures & Mechanisms with Basic Electrics

KS1/Lower Primary teachers and KS2/Upper Primary Teachers

This course covers the safe and correct use of tools, materials and basic electrics in the manufacture of a range of vehicles.

Working to a specification, two design and construction projects. Delegates will share their pedagogical approaches, skills and experiences, construct their own vehicles to use as exemplars. Pupil outcomes are invited to Celebration Events.

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.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Gears, Pulleys & Levers

KS2/Upper Primary Teachers

Delegates extend their manufacturing skills into 3D and introduce more advanced electrics through the manufacture of lifting and lowering devices.

It extends the manufacturing into 3D structures and their structural safety. It also introduces more advanced electrics through there practical study of parallel and series circuits and gearboxes. Delegates will manufacture a working lifting and lowering device with the opportunity to use their design skills to personalise their outcomes.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Use more advanced manufacturing methods to create 3D structures and ensure their structural integrity.
  • Use gearboxes to power a lifting and lowering device and use more advanced electrics to link it to a range of output devices.
  • Leave with working models, access to classroom teaching resources, consumable teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Gears, Pulleys & Levers

KS2/Upper Primary Teachers

Delegates extend their manufacturing skills into 3D and introduce more advanced electrics through the manufacture of lifting and lowering devices.

It extends the manufacturing into 3D structures and their structural safety. It also introduces more advanced electrics through there practical study of parallel and series circuits and gearboxes. Delegates will manufacture a working lifting and lowering device with the opportunity to use their design skills to personalise their outcomes.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Use more advanced manufacturing methods to create 3D structures and ensure their structural integrity.
  • Use gearboxes to power a lifting and lowering device and use more advanced electrics to link it to a range of output devices.
  • Leave with working models, access to classroom teaching resources, consumable teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

3D Printing

KS2/Upper Primary teachers

Delegates will be introduced to 3D printing as one of the tools and concepts to extend and develop learning and experiences in a STEM context. It will introduce the basics of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing through practical activities.

The technologies allow for impossible parts to be manufactured and the course introduces the concept through the use of freely available 3D design software. The delegates models are then prepared for manufacture before the 3D printing process takes place. The course gives delegates ample time to investigate this exciting technology and how it can be integrated into the school environment, with or without a 3d printer.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Gain a practical appreciation of the 3D printing design and manufacturing processes.
  • Produce a range of designs.
  • Leave with sample 3D models, access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

3D Printing

KS2/Upper Primary teachers

Delegates will be introduced to 3D printing as one of the tools and concepts to extend and develop learning and experiences in a STEM context. It will introduce the basics of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing through practical activities.

The technologies allow for impossible parts to be manufactured and the course introduces the concept through the use of freely available 3D design software. The delegates models are then prepared for manufacture before the 3D printing process takes place. The course gives delegates ample time to investigate this exciting technology and how it can be integrated into the school environment, with or without a 3d printer.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Gain a practical appreciation of the 3D printing design and manufacturing processes.
  • Produce a range of designs.
  • Leave with sample 3D models, access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Coding for Game Design

KS1/Lower Primary and KS2/Upper Primary teachers

This course will introduce the concepts of coding to enable pupils to create their own fully working games` using Scratch and other coding systems.

Coding is playing an ever more important role in all aspects of life. It is a future skill all children will need to be aware of. Exposure to this kind of technology, understand the computational thinking strategies vital to successful problem solving techniques form part of the course. Using freely available coding systems.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Understand the concepts of computational thinking and its application to everyday life.
  • Use a range of coding systems to build a toolbox of coding skills.
  • Use the skills to develop the building blocks of a personalised game.
  • Projects can be continued and completed outside the course via cloud based storage systems.
  • Access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Coding for Game Design

KS1/Lower Primary and KS2/Upper Primary teachers

This course will introduce the concepts of coding to enable pupils to create their own fully working games` using Scratch and other coding systems.

Coding is playing an ever more important role in all aspects of life. It is a future skill all children will need to be aware of. Exposure to this kind of technology, understand the computational thinking strategies vital to successful problem solving techniques form part of the course. Using freely available coding systems.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Understand the concepts of computational thinking and its application to everyday life.
  • Use a range of coding systems to build a toolbox of coding skills.
  • Use the skills to develop the building blocks of a personalised game.
  • Projects can be continued and completed outside the course via cloud based storage systems.
  • Access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Element of Control

KS1/Lower Primary and KS2/Upper Primary teachers

This course is a natural progression from Coding for Game Design looking at the concepts of controlling input and output devices using coding.

The world we inhabit is filled with devices controlled by coding a computer programme such as petrol pumps, washing machines, central heating systems as well as the more obvious computer based products. This course introduces the concepts of controlling output devices as well as reacting to external influences through a series of inputs such as light and heat. Delegates will use the Scratch programming language on Raspberry Pi computers and program using the Micro:Bit computer.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Understand the concepts of Inputs and Outputs.
  • Use practical examples to code a range of systems.
  • Use the Miro:Bit computer to investigate both analogue and digital inputs and outputs.
  • Teaching resources and consumables include a Miro:Bit computer per delegate. Access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Element of Control

KS1/Lower Primary and KS2/Upper Primary teachers

This course is a natural progression from Coding for Game Design looking at the concepts of controlling input and output devices using coding.

The world we inhabit is filled with devices controlled by coding a computer programme such as petrol pumps, washing machines, central heating systems as well as the more obvious computer based products. This course introduces the concepts of controlling output devices as well as reacting to external influences through a series of inputs such as light and heat. Delegates will use the Scratch programming language on Raspberry Pi computers and program using the Micro:Bit computer.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Understand the concepts of Inputs and Outputs.
  • Use practical examples to code a range of systems.
  • Use the Miro:Bit computer to investigate both analogue and digital inputs and outputs.
  • Teaching resources and consumables include a Miro:Bit computer per delegate. Access to classroom teaching resources and shared practice.

Primary Engineer Leaders Award

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 Secondary Engineer.

Primary Engineer Leaders Award

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 Secondary Engineer.

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