The Product Design programme is focused on developing your commercial awareness, technical skills and ability to innovate. The course has a technical emphasis, meaning students can develop products that both look good and work well. The course is project based and develops skills and knowledge of design, new technologies ( CAD/ CAM), consideration of human factors, environmentally sensitive design, and understanding of market trends. There is also a design theory component which is assessed by examination.
The course suits pragmatic problem solvers who combine their technical skills with the creative motivation to underpin exciting, commercially viable projects with a deep functional and manufacturing understanding. The Product Design programme aims to develop versatile designers with a sound knowledge and broad understanding of the technological, manufacturing and creative aspects of design.
Our students go on to take further studies in creative, technical and research-based aspects of the design process, this includes studying for degrees and apprenticeships in industrial/ product design, architecture and landscape design, exhibition design, engineering, advertising and marketing, purchasing and sales.
B grade in Design Technology / Art at GCSE, B grade in English at GCSE, C grade in Mathematics at GCSE