Design & Manufacture

The Design and Manufacture Course develops skills in design and manufacturing models, prototypes and products, and knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and materials. Learners also gain an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society. Design and Manufacture also develops learners' research skills, idea generation techniques, and ability to read drawings and diagrams. Learners also gain the ability to communicate design ideas and practical details, to evaluate and apply both tangible and subjective feedback, and to devise, plan and develop practical solutions to design opportunities.

Skills Developed

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management and Problem Solving skills;
  • ICT Skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Talking
  • Using IT and Software
  • Digital Organisation
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Positive Attitude

Famous people who have used modern languages to get ahead in life include:

Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS FREng is a British inventor, industrial designer and founder of the Dyson company.
Steph McGovern BBC correspondent - At the age of 19 she was awarded 'Young Engineer for Britain' Studied Design & Technology in school.
Douglas Anderson - product design engineer renowned for development of the world's first ultra-widefield retinal imaging system.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh - was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the Post-Impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom.

Jobs Connected To Design & Manufacture

  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Teaching
  • Ergonomics
  • Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Model Making
  • Technical Illustration
  • CNC Machining
  • Set Design
  • Interior Design
  • Digital Design
  • Plumbing
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Metalwork
  • Vehicle Body Repair
  • Production Management
  • Cabinet Making