A lot of our training work - particularly in the Summer Term - is prepared for groups of schools
collaborating for an area CPD day, or is written specifically to meet the needs of an individual department. We
liaise with numerous teacher training organisations including Universities and GTP/PGCE consortia. Many book an
annual presentation from us, to bring students up to speed with the latest developments in CAD/CAM, and to
illustrate the ways in which schools are adopting the technology. We are able to bring a national perspective to
this, which is often a valuable way for students to put into context their experiences in the limited number of
schools they are able to work in when training.
Occasionally schools involve students as well as staff in 'bespoke' training programmes and we welcome
this. It can prove to be a highly successful way to launch a project or to generate 'student mentors' to help embed
new ideas and start networking and sharing ideas - something that young people are particularly good at.
The titles below are all successful courses that have been run over the last year. These might be just what you
are looking for, or might provide a template for a bespoke course that we will write for you.
Projects for KS3 - Pupil's First Steps with CAD/CAM
For existing or new 2D Design users. Includes tips for managing and trouble-shooting pupils' work
and some 'golden rules' to avoid pitfalls. The course focuses on basic CAD/CAM skills and inclusion for all pupils
as part of their D&T entitlement.
Textiles and CAD/CAM
The main focus is to inspire Textile teachers and allow some hands-on experience. 2D Design V2 is
used to create designs for knife cutting, embroidery, laser cutting and machining print-blocks. No previous
knowledge of 2D Design or CAD/CAM is required.
3D Manufacturing in Schools
The course demonstrates two systems of rapid prototyping; SRP (subtractive rapid prototyping) and
FDM (fused deposition modelling). It's a fascinating field and essential grounding for Design and Technology,
Engineering and Product Design.
CAD/CAM for Engineering Diploma
Schools teaching the new Engineering Diploma will need access to the latest tools for generating
drawings and for testing ideas. 2D Design and SOLIDWORKS provide all the tools needed and the course will allow
delegates to 'test-drive' (and take away) TechSoft's materials which deliver the CAD/CAM needed for L1, L2 and L3
Courses to suit you can be run at our Head Office in North Wales, or you may wish to host an event yourselves.
Whatever your requirements, contact TechSoft directly, and we will be happy to look at possibilities.
Spinner Training Course Booklet & CD for 2D Design V2 Software
Photo Frame Buddies Course Booklet & CD for 2D Design V2 Software
1 Day Bespoke INSET Course at TechSoft (Maximum 10 attendees)