Design & Technology Education MDTechEd

Technology Craft 1 EDUC1106

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course prepares students to work effectively and safely in a workshop environment. The course introduces core woodworking and engineering skills and associated health and safety policy and practice.


One day per week: teaching day will usually be 3 hours (am) + 3 hours (pm).

Excluded Courses





Practical skills assessment takes place across the workshop elements and includes submission of a record of work.

Course Aims

This course aims to meet the practical standards and competences required of a teacher of Technology Education. Students will develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills applicable to practical workshop aspects of technology teaching. They will also develop understanding of safe working practices in workshops and learn to use a range of hand and power tools appropriately and safely. They will develop knowledge of the properties of a range of technological materials and how to interpret drawing and diagrams in woodworking and engineering. They will also be taught the need to adhere to and apply statutory legislation within workshop environments.


The course provides the knowledge and skills to enable students to meet the following aspects of the Standard for Provisional Registration:


2.1.1 Have knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development

2.1.2 Have knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum

3.1.1 Plan coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners' needs and abilities

3.1.2 Communicate effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively.

3.1.3 Employ a range of teaching strategies and resources to meet the needs and abilities of learners

3.2.1 Create a safe, caring and purposeful learning environment.


The course will also develop the following graduate attributes: Subject Specialists, Investigative, Resourceful and Responsible.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


By the end of the course, students will be able to:


■ Understand types of timber, metals and plastics and explain their uses in the context of practical skills and manufacture.

■ Understand and accurately explain the function and purpose of woodworking joints.

■ Correctly mark out and manufacture woodworking joints using the correct setting and adjustment of woodworking hand tools.

■ Demonstrate correctly methods of clamping and gluing frames.

■ Understand and explain the problems of twist, square and wind.

■ Manufacture drawers using traditional and modern construction.

■ Identify, understand the functions of, and safely use woodworking portable power tools.

■ Identify, understand the functions of, and safely use woodworking machines.

■ Understand and explain the settings and adjustments of engineering hand tools and machine tools and demonstrate safe use of these tools.

■ Understand, explain and carry out safe working practices in the use of machinery.

■ Understand and demonstrate a range of core engineering skills: accurate marking out methods; facing, parallel and taper turning; knurling, centre drilling, tapping and parting off; use of correct types of screw threads.

■ Integrate skills into the design and manufacture of practical models.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment and complete all workshop tasks. 80% attendance rule applies. Students must achieve a minimum of D3. Students must complete all workshop tasks.