A Level Product Design

Product Design Lesson 1

What is the course about?

The Product Design A Level is a creative qualification that supports the development of both practical skills and theoretical knowledge, providing students with the confidence to succeed in a number of careers.

Students will investigate a range of influences on Design and Technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning into practice by producing a range of exciting projects. The 2-year course is linear, with the exams (worth 50% of the qualification) and the NEA (coursework- worth 50%) completed in Year 2.
Who might the course suit?

This course would be suitable for students who enjoy being creative and problem solving to create functional prototypes.

This course will develop your practical, problem solving, CAD/ CAM and theoretical skills. The structure of the course enables learners to identify their own areas of interest and produce appropriate work.

Taught Modules

Paper 1

  • Materials, characteristics & uses
  • Advanced materials
  • Enhancements, processes and finishes
  • Industry, requirements & standards
  • Feasibility, design, manufacture & use

Paper 2

  • Design methods, influences & issues
  • Design processes & evaluation
  • Manufacturing
  • Wider issues & standards

What might the course lead to?

This qualification will help you to access a number of university courses at foundation or degree level.

Careers that you can explore include; architect, graphic designer, 3D product designer, web design, engineer and many more.

Product Design Lesson 2
Course location
Product Design Resources