Course description

Studying Design and Manufacture will allow you to plan, devise and produce physical representations of your own solutions to a given problem. Throughout the completion of various tasks, you will learn about the process of design and those involved in it, the materials and manufacturing processes used to bring familiar products to market and the impact products have on the environment and society. You will also use practical skills to create various types of models.

Course progression

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  • Communication
  • Adapting
  • Taking initiative
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Time Management
  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Organisation

Careers through Design and Manufacture

There are many careers and jobs available through Design and Manufacture in every sector from design through construction to engineering.

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Surveyor
  • Construction Trades
  • CAD Operative
  • Interior Designer
  • Advertising
  • Product Design
  • Site Manager
  • Industrial Design
  • CNC Technician
  • Set Design

Pupil Profile: Luke

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When I leave Armadale Academy I would like to become an electrical engineer.

In order to achieve this I am going to apply to study electrical engineering at university and put all of my effort into achieving my degree.

Studying Design and Manufacture has helped me develop skills such as creativity, time management, problem solving and organisation.