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Tech We Can lessons and challenges

On-demand lessons and accompanying challenges aimed at inspiring children aged 11 to 14 to consider a career in technology.

Tech We Can lessons and challenges

These fun and informative online lessons, delivered by one of the Tech We Can teachers, are aimed at inspiring children aged 11 to 14 to consider a career in technology.

Each pre-recorded online lesson features role models and explores the role of technology in a different area – from sport, to food, outer space and the environment.

Suitable for use in the classroom and available on demand, the lessons each come with supporting information and a creative challenge idea to guide primary teachers in delivering this experience to their students. These can also be delivered by Tech We Can Champions.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Agriculture and food
    • Biotechnology
    • Design, art and fashion
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • Entertainment, sound and lighting
    • General engineering
    • Humanitarian aid
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Medicine and healthcare
    • Space and aerospace engineering
    • Sport and fitness
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

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Tech We Can Champions

Tech We Can Champions are volunteers who visit schools virtually or in person to inspire future generations about a career in tech.

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  • In-school
  • Up to an hour
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