Useful links to even more STEM education resources
The IET has a range of Education Partners - organisations that share our passion for engaging young people with engineering and technology. Our partners provide many of the UK's best engineering-themed enhancement and enrichment activities, which are designed to capture students' imaginations and interest.
Listed below are web links to the websites of our Education Partners and other STEM education organisations that you may be interested in for further information on even more STEM resources.
Tomorrow's Engineers is an initiative led by Engineering UK with the support of Lloyd's Register Educational Trust, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the IET.
It supports a range of well-established engineering-themed enhancement and enrichment projects. These provide a continuum of activities that take place from primary school through to the end of secondary school.
Find a whole host of careers materials for students and ideas and resources you can use in the classroom.
Primary Engineer works with teachers to deliver the practical application of science, maths and ICT through design and technology through CPD events and digital learning resources. Available throughout England and suitable for Key Stages 1-2 with curriculum links for Science, Design and Technology, English, Maths and ICT.
They also have Primary, Secondary and Advanced Leaders Awards for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This free award is open to students between the ages of 5 to 19yrs.
The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Year in Industry (YINI) provides students with paid, relevant work placements for their gap year, either before or after starting university. Placements last between nine and 12 months.
EDT supports students in the application process and provides mentoring, management training, and travel opportunities (through YINI combo) as well as regional and national competitions.
The Smallpeice Trust promotes dynamic careers in engineering to students, aged 10-18, through in-school STEM Days and clubs and four-day residential courses.
These are available throughout the UK, are suitable for Key Stage 3-4/P7-S5 and include associated costs.
Young Engineers exists to inspire young people to develop an interest in engineering. It runs a range of competitions, including the national Young Engineer for Britain competition, the Airbus Project Eggs Factor, BAA and Royal Navy challenges and the Junior Engineers for Britain K'Nex Challenge.
They also help students engage with STEM activities by helping primary and secondary schools run their own after-school Young Engineers Club, and also by delivering hands-on Challenge Day activities for schools or science and engineering clubs.
The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Go4SET programme puts teams of up to six students together with a local company or university to work on a ten-week environmentally-themed project. The programme includes team-building exercises, and helps students develop skills including project management, report writing and seminar presentation. Completed projects are entered in the Go4SET national competition and can be submitted for CREST awards.
The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge tasks students with using CAD/CAM software to design, analyse, manufacture, test, and race a miniature compressed air powered F1 car of the future. Competitors race against other teams in regional, national and international finals.
Available throughout the UK, F1 in Schools is suitable for Key Stage 3-5/S2-S7 and links to the Science, Design and Technology, Manufacturing, Business Studies, Engineering, ICT, Maths and Physics curricula.
Jaguar Primary School Challenge - supported by Jaguar Ltd, the Primary School Challenge follows the same principles as F1 in Schools, but involves designing and building small-scale cars of any style instead of Formula 1 racing cars.
Supported by Land Rover, 4x4 in Schools is a national competition where teams work to design, build, test and market a radio-controlled four wheel drive (4x4) vehicle. Competing teams have their vehicles rigorously tested in regional and national heats to find the UK's champions. Available throughout the UK and suitable for Key Stage 3-5/S2-7, with curriculum links to Science, Design and Technology, Manufacturing, Business Studies, Engineering, Electronics, ICT, Maths and Physics.
The Greenpower competitions allow students to create their own electric racing cars. They then compete against other teams at regional and national race days at racing circuits around the country, with the season finale taking place at Goodwood Motor Circuit. There are three classes in the Greenpower competitions:
IET Goblins - for primary school students
IET Formula 24 - for teams of students aged 10-16 years
IET Formula 24+ - for teams of students aged 16-25 years from schools, further and higher education institutions and companies, including apprentices.
Digital Design and Technology Programme (DD&T) is a leading continuing professional development programme for teachers. Led by the Design and Technology Association and jointly funded by the Department for Education and the IET, the DD&T Programme provides teachers with training in CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing), ECT (electronics and communications technology) and other digital technologies. This is provided free of charge to teachers across England.
Teach First works to improve the life chances of children from low-income communities by recruiting exceptional graduates to teach and lead in schools in challenging circumstances. In the long term, Teach First is creating a movement of leaders with a life-long commitment to raising the achievements, aspirations and access to opportunities of children from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Gocracker.com is designed to encourage young people to study STEM subjects and to discover the exciting career opportunities available to them in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).
It provides a gateway to hundreds of brilliant websites for young engineers and scientists with careers advice, information about apprenticeships and training opportunities with the UK's leading SET employers, tutor resources, free apps and a free competition to win a monthly trophy for your school.
Copper Development Association (CDA) supports education through the provision of curriculum-related materials for KS3, KS4 and 'A' level Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Much of this material is available from the Association for Science Education's website, www.schoolscience.co.uk. In addition, posters and CDs are available, free of charge, directly from CDA, to schools in the UK and Ireland.