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Product Design A Level at St Laurence School

Course description

You will work in a variety of material areas and contexts (e.g. Textiles, Resistant Materials, Graphic
Products, Systems & Control, Engineering and Manufacturing) covering
 Manufacturing systems
 The use of digital technology in designing and manufacturing processes
 Commercial practice including marketing, product design etc.
 Legislation, including product labelling
 Health & Safety of designers, makers and the public
 The impact of design & manufacturing on the environment
 Ethical issues
 Aesthetics and function
 Ergonomics and anthropometrics
 Technical data
 Principles and techniques of testing applied to product design
 Quality control and quality assurance
 Smart and modern materials

Entry requirements

There is no specific requirement for prior learning, although many candidates will have already gained knowledge and understanding of Design and Technology through their study of a GCSE specification in Design and Technology or a GNVQ qualification in Manufacturing or Engineering. A qualification in one of the above and/or Art is recommended.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Laurence School directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years