Technical textiles with Julie Boyd

Developing Knowledge & Practical Skills for D&T GCSE

£650.00 + VAT

York   23/24 Nov   (2 day residential)

Two day residential course for D&T GCSE, at National STEM Centre York with Julie & Paul Boyd. 


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Developing Knowledge & Practical Skills for D&T GCSE

23rd & 24th November 2018 (2 day residential) 

Venue: National STEM Learning Centre, University of York YO10 5DD

This two day course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to deliver the design and technology GCSE. It is aimed at teachers from all material areas (product design, textiles, resistant materials, graphics, etc…) and will support the teaching of all exam specifications.


  • Understand the knowledge requirements of design and technology GCSE and the depth of content needed for successful delivery
  • Develop your confidence to deliver the GCSE subject content, using equipment and resources outside of your material specialism
  • Gain resources and ideas that you can use straight away

NOTE This course is run by The National STEM Learning Centre in York and is not a TSA course. This link takes you to the course details on the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made:

The National STEM Learning Centre, York
State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays the course fee (as well as any accommodation required).
Find out more: Enthuse Award.

Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools in the UK are eligible for these bursaries which can be used to contribute to covering the cost of course fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, or equipment for your school.

Julie Boyd profile photoJulie Boyd (Award winning inspirational coach, trainer, teacher and author)
Julie has over 30 years experience in D&T education working in a number of leadership roles including as a senior leader. She now works as a D&T consultant & author supporting & training teachers. This includes delivering independent courses with her husband, Paul Boyd, as well as for organisations such as Osiris, Keynote Educational, The National STEM Learning Centre, and the D&T Association where she is currently the Lead Textiles Consultant. She was awarded a Guardian Teacher award in recognition of her innovative teaching, as well as a leadership award from the D&T Association. She writes and sells her own resources and has also published GCSE and KS3 textiles textbooks. She also produces resources for the D&T Association, and has supported the development of D&T resources by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. She has also worked as an examiner and moderator for several exam boards. Julie is particularly interested in raising the achievement of boys, innovative teaching methods, and updating the textiles curriculum using smart, modern and electronic textiles. Outside of education Julie has worked as a retail manager for Mothercare, as well as coaching leadership teams in non educational settings, such as Nottingham City Council.

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Paul Boyd Profile photoPaul Boyd 

Paul worked for 20 years within the design and retail industries before going into teaching and has extensive experience as a designer, watch maker, retail manager, buyer, and quality control manager.

For the last 18 years he has worked within D&T education as a Head of Faculty and senior leader, as well as working as a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He currently works as an education consultant supporting and training teachers which includes delivering independent courses with his wife, Julie Boyd, as well as planning and delivering courses for organisations such as The National STEM Learning Centre and the D&T Association. He has also worked on projects for the DfE, including leading the 3D Printing into Schools project and is an electronics subject expert for Ofqual. Paul has experience in both schools and industry working across a broad range of material areas, including textiles, engineering, product design, graphics and electronics. One of Paul’s biggest passions is STEM, including new and emerging technologies, electronics and programming and levers and mechanisms, and in particular he is keen to support textiles teachers to help them develop these areas and embed them into the textiles curriculum in a meaningful way.

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