Design & Technology Education MDTechEd

Technology Craft 3 EDUC3088

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course builds on courses 1 and 2 to extend understanding of correct and safe usage of woodworking and engineering skills and safe use of machinery. It also extends understanding of statutory legislation relating to the workshop environment.


One day per week (typically, 3 hours morning and 3 hours afternoon).

Requirements of Entry


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 support students to develop practical workshop skills that will enable them to teach key aspects of the technologies curriculum in schools. The course will support students to develop knowledge of a range of common technological materials, and to understand safe working practices and the need to follow statutory legislation in the workshop environment.

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 this course, students will be able to:


■ Design and manufacture a wooden artefact to acceptable standards using an appropriate selection of materials.

■ Demonstrate understanding of the function and purpose of woodworking joints and the correct marking out and manufacture of appropriately selected joints.

■ Demonstrate the correct methods of clamping and gluing frames.

■ Demonstrate the correct setting and adjustment of woodworking hand tools.

■ Demonstrate correct and safe usage of woodworking machines and portable power tools.

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.