Subject Highlights  

Arrow .Construction Studies PLC Group visit to Mount Lucas Education and Training Centre.







Arrow .2023 Student Assignment

Construction Studies Design & Communication Graphics (DCG)

Arrow .2023 Student Projects: Design & Manufacture

Arrow .New series of Onshape CAD software tutorials created for teachers of Technology.
Engineering Technology
  PDST/t4 Information, Resources & CPD Workshops  

Professional Learning Communities (PLC's)

The PDST would like to invite teachers of Construction Studies, Design and Communication Graphics and Senior-Cycle Technology to participate in our collaborative groups. The initiative involve teachers coming together to form a professional learning community (PLC) in which to explore, share and build on good practice in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment and planning.

This initiative will involve teachers meeting through zoom on four occasions across the school year.

  Arrow Expression of Interest form Arrow .Information Flyer    
  Click on links for further information Arrow .Construction Studies & Design & Communication Graphics    
    Arrow .Senior-Cycle Technology    

Desktop and Laptop Computers for Design and Communications Graphics (DCG).

Arrow ..The new approved supplier for DCG Desktops is PFH Technology Group.
Arrow ..The approved supplier for DCG Laptops is Datapac.  

Modifying the Serial Numbers of the Pre-Installed SolidWorks Software.

The computers have SOLIDWORKS Software Pre-Installed, but the installation will need to be modified to use the schools’ serial number. The computers come preloaded with SOLIDWORKS, and with a temporary serial number. If this number is not updated SOLIDWORKS will stop working after a few days.

  Arrow ..Order Form Link ..ArrowInstructions - SW Install Arrow ...Queries  

PDST School Based Support for T4 Subjects

The PDST-T4 team are available to provide school-based support to teachers of Construction Studies, DCG, Engineering and Technology throughout 2022-2023. This support focuses on developing teaching, learning and assessment practices in the T4 subjects. Our advisors can support your school through a single, half-day school visit or through PDST’s new sustained support model.  It is advised to book early as in the case where we are oversubscribed, allocation will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

  Arrow ...How to Apply for School Based Support Arrow ...School Support Brochure  


Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

Teachers and students can now complete the Certified SolidWorks Associate examinations for free in schools. Schools must initially register as test providers at http://www.solidworks.com/cswa to commence the process. There is a huge library of resource available on www.mysolidworks.com which will guide you through the CSWA.

Arrow .Download the CSWA PDST guide


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Events Calendar

New Activity Worksheets

Resource material to compliment "Identifying Geometry to support Design in SolidWorks".


Guide to the DCG Student Assignment

An updated version of “A Guide to the Student Assignment” (DCG) is available to purchase or download.


Converting PDF to an editable document

Instructional video showing how to convert a pdf document to an editable worksheet. Check the "Distance Learning" menu for other online resources.


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Construction Studies

PowerPoint presentations "Towards nZEB for Dwellings 2020 and "A guide to managing experiment work" now added to list of available resources. Click on the "READ MORE" link.