This is an intermediate course (Level 2) aimed at contributing to the KS3 Design and Technology curriculum, (11-14 years) but could be adapted to cover a wider age range.


Think like an engineer to design solutions arising from problems with accessing clean water and efficient, safe energy in Kibera, Kenya.

Who is it for?

Teachers and trainee teachers of Design and Technology in England.

How will I benefit?

The course is designed to develop the transferable (21st century) skill set required by young people to live and work in a global society. Working with unfamiliar contexts is central to the GCSE non-examined assessment. This course will provide approaches to supporting students in identifying and engaging with end users and real-world problems beyond their own experience.  This will encourage independent, critical enquiry, plus risk taking and problem solving.

Time commitment

Six hours, plus implementation time.

This is a six hour, one day face to face course. Participants will agree to implement the design challenge and feedback through a group webinar. Experiences will be shared, and questions answered in a supportive environment.


Provider: Design and Technology Association.

How to book

To find out where and when courses are being held, and to book, please contact the Design and Technology Association.

Alternatively you can host this course for a group of teachers at your own school on a date to suit you, by requesting a trainer through the British Council directly.