Graphic Communication

National 5 – The National 5 Graphic Communication Course enables learners to develop skills in graphic communication techniques, including the use of equipment, graphics materials and software. Learners extend and apply knowledge and understanding of graphic communication standards, protocols and conventions, and develop an understanding of the impact of graphic communication technologies on our environment and society.

 

Higher - The Higher Graphic Communication Course provides opportunities for learners to initiate and develop their own ideas graphically. It allows them to develop skills in reading and interpreting graphics produced by others and to continue to develop graphic awareness in often complex graphic situations, expanding their visual literacy. Further information can be found on the SQA website here.

 

Design and Manufacture

National 5 – The National 5 Design and Manufacture Course develops skills in design and manufacturing models, prototypes and products, and knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and materials. Learners also gain an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell Design and Manufacture National 5 

 

Higher - The Higher Design and Manufacture Course develops learners’ research skills, idea generation techniques, and ability to read drawings and diagrams. Learners also gain the ability to communicate design ideas and practical details, to evaluate and apply both tangible and subjective feedback, and to devise, plan and develop practical solutions to design opportunities.

Engineering Science

National 5  – The National 5 Engineering Science Course enables learners to apply knowledge and understanding of key engineering facts and ideas, and to understand the relationships between engineering, mathematics and science.. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell Engineering Science National 5 

 

Higher - The Higher Engineering Science Course provides a broad and challenging exploration of engineering. Learners extend and apply knowledge and understanding of key engineering concepts, principles and practice; understand the relationships between engineering, mathematics and science; and apply analysis, design, construction and evaluation to a range of engineering problems with some complex features.

 

Practical Woodworking

National 5 – The National 5 Practical Woodworking Course enables learners to gain skills in woodworking techniques and in measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials. Learners develop safe working practices in workshop environments, practical creativity and problem-solving skills, and an understanding of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context.. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell Practical Woodworking National 5 

National 4 - The National 4 Practical Woodworking Course enables learners to gain skills in woodworking techniques and in measuring and marking out timber sections and sheet materials. Learners develop safe working practices in workshop environments, practical creativity and problem-solving skills, and knowledge of sustainability issues in a practical woodworking context. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell Practical Woodworking National 4