National 3 Design and Technology (Course Code: C720 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

Design and Technology Image

Why study Design and Technology?

This course gives you a practical introduction to design and to technology. You will learn basic skills in designing and in getting across ideas. And, you will explore and amend design ideas through model making and testing in product design and engineering contexts.

Studying Design and Technology will give you the chance to improve your practical creative and problem solving skills. You will learn how to work safely in a workshop environment.

The skills you learn in this course will help you move into career areas such as craft, design, engineering and graphics.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course.

What will I study?

In this course you will learn basic design and communication skills within the design process. And, you will get to learn practical skills in making, constructing and testing models. You will also gain some knowledge of basic engineering ideas. You will apply this knowledge and skills to solve simple problems.

The course has three compulsory units.

Graphics for Design (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Designing and Modelling (6 SCQF credit points) 

In this unit you will:

Constructing and Testing (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

In all of the above units you will develop and apply safe working practices in a workshop or similar environment.

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all three units to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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