This is an intermediate course (Level 3) aimed at contributing to the KS4/5 Design and Technology curriculum, (15-18 years)


Think like an engineer to design solutions arising from problems faced by the community of Lobitos, Peru.

Who is it for?

Secondary 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 D&T curriculum. This course will signpost approaches to supporting older students in identifying contexts 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

A six hour workshop, two one hour webinars, and a four hour evaluation event.


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.