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Teacher Inset Training Courses

At Ideas In2 Action we provide Continuing Professional Development for Technology Teachers. We are very proud of our work in supporting teachers and helping them develop this area of the school curriculum. We tailor the courses we deliver to your needs, our client.

We are able to provide training at the ‘high tech end’ of the D&T National Curriculum and in conjunction with leading educational suppliers, provide courses using state-of-the-art equipment.

We provide courses in elements of systems and control for teachers working at key stages 3 & 4. In particular our expertise is within pneumatics and electronics.

Some schools have used us to provide teaching in technology modules for key-stage 4 students. They have found bringing groups of up to 10 students to us, a cost-effective solution for undertaking practical work in pneumatics and electronics as part of student’s GCSE courses.

We also have experience in ICT working with National curriculum development initiatives and as Health and Safety Consultants for The Design and Technology Associations we are able to provide courses for staff to obtain qualifications in these fields. As a spin off of our H&S activity we are also able to visit your schools and undertake risk assessments on your behalf and even provide schools with a full PAT testing, bar coding and Asset Tracking service.

Please click on the logos on this page for further details of our CPD work and telephone or e-mail us to discuss your individual needs.

DATA DATA Health and Safety Training
As qualified consultants offering Health and Safety Training under the DATA accreditation scheme, we are able to offer courses either at delegates’ own schools or at our own premises near Metheringham in Lincolnshire.

DATA Case Studies DATA Case Studies
As part of our on-going commitment to disseminating good practice in school's Design & Technology departments we have been commisioned to undertake a series of case studies. Digital D&T Website
As part of The Design and Technology Association’s ongoing commitment to curriculum development Ideas In2 Action holds the contract as one of the support centre for the East Midlands. This link takes you to some of the outcomes from a National pilot scheme about integrating electronics into CAD/CAM product housings.

PIC-Logicator PIC-Logicator
As part of our commitment to developing systems and control in the Design and Technology curriculum, we offer courses using PIC Logicator. We can provide you with tailor-made courses to meet the needs of your individual school, or provide you with a PIC Logicator session as part of an ECT course. The software that we use is Version 2005, which as well as being able to program ‘raw’ PICs, enables PICaxe chips to be programmed directly from Logicator’s flow charting environment. We realise that all departments will not have this version, so we are also able to offer courses using V1.06 of the software.

New Wave Concepts

Circuit Wizard is a revolutionary system that combines circuit design, PCB design, simulation and CAD/CAM manufacture in one complete package.
By integrating the entire design process, Circuit Wizard provides designers with all the tools necessary to produce an electronics project from start to finish – even including on-screen testing of the PCB prior to construction!
At Ideas in2Action we support the work done at New Wave Concepts and provide courses for teachers and/or students working with Circuit Wizard and Genie.
Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

PicAxe PICaxe
Peripheral Interface Controllers (PICS) are the modern alternative to using discrete electronic components as the heart of electronic systems. Unfortunately their programming language is difficult to learn. By using the PICAXE ® system PICs are programmed in a manner that is easy to learn and easy to apply to everyday control situations. We provide CPD courses to help facilitate this learning.

We are able to offer CPD courses under the Electronics in Schools Strategy that enable teachers to gain accreditation and professional development under the initiative.Under this scheme we are also able to offer electronics teaching support for local schools and individual students.

Economatics Logicator
Logicator is the flow charting environment for teaching Systems and Control that has been developed by Economics Education Ltd. Here at Ideas In2 Action we are able to offer you Logicator courses to meet the needs of your school. We realise that all schools do not wish to get involved in providing total electronic product design solutions as their student outcomes (as may be done using PIC Logicator or PICaxe as the heart of a product) but may wish to simulate the control outcomes on screen, or provide the outcomes via a “Smart Box”. With this in mind we are able to provide CPD courses for your staff, or weekly - block sessions for your students. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Pneumatics Pneumatics
Here at Ideas in2 Action we see the teaching of pneumatics as an important aspect of the Systems and Control Strand of the Design and Technology National Curriculum.
We can provide courses especially tailored for your needs, which could include bespoke training and/or teaching, to enable pneumatics to be a part of the D&T curriculum in your school.


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