Scotland has a strong tradition of excellence and innovation in technological research. This is especially true in areas such as engineering, electronics, optoelectronics, biomedical research, genomics and cell engineering. Scotland’s people need to be skilled in technologies and to be aware of the impact of technologies on society and the environment, now and in the future. Learning in the technologies provides a strong foundation for the development of skills and knowledge which are, and will continue to be, essential in maintaining Scotland’s economic prosperity.

Within Curriculum for Excellence, the Technologies curriculum area relates particularly to contexts that provide scope for developing technological skills, knowledge, understanding and attributes through creative, practical and work-related activities. The Technologies faculty provides experiences and outcomes which can be applied in Business Education, Computing Science and Design Technology (craft, design, engineering, graphics and applied technologies). These experiences and outcomes offer a rich context for the development of all of the four capacities and for developing the life skills that are recognised as being important for success in the world of work. They also offer an excellent platform for a range of technology-related careers.

* this includes National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

Course Level 4 * Level 5 * Level 6 * Level 7 *
Administration & IT X X X
Business Management X X X X
Computing Science X X X X
Design & Manufacture X X X
Economics X X
Graphic Communication X X X X
Practical Woodworking X X


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The following departments are within the Technologies Faculty:

Business Education
Computing Science
Design Technology