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What is Primary Engineer?

The aim of Primary Engineer is to develop the skills and confidence in teachers first and then extend from this secure foundation. The programmes are whole-class focused, including learners of all abilities. Two members of staff attend a practical training day.
Throughout the process we aim to link engineers to the school so that they can help and advise, becoming the pupil’s classroom engineer. We will offer an engineer a free training place alongside the teachers, if they commit to working with the school. This engineer can be part of the schools wider ‘family’, at the invitation of the school.
Events are held to celebrate the pupils’ (and teachers’) work and are great opportunities to embark on a little ‘industrial espionage’ with other schools for the following year.
Primary Engineer offers a range of courses, all mapped to the curriculum, and with access to a virtual learning environment full of teaching resources. For a full list of courses and content, contact info@primaryengineer.com


The regional events highlighting the achievements of pupils and teachers across all age ranges. Teams compete for their place in the regional final.

Regional Finals

The showcase event where winning celebration teams compete to be crowned regional champions across all the categories.

Engineering is all around us. It provides the infrastructure to our lives: it keeps us well and looks after us when we are not; it enables us to communicate and share ideas. The Leaders Award offers the opportunity to look at the world in a global sense or at a very small part of it, find a problem and create a solution. All entries receive a certificate. Shortlisted entries are exhibited and awards made to the best from each year group.

The Institution of Primary Engineers is a children’s membership institution, with the aims of supporting, guiding and nurturing an interest in engineering.

Early Years Engineer: a launch pad for investigation, scientific enquiry, curiosity and dialogue, through day-long courses to support teacher CPD.
Secondary Engineer: building the enthusiasm, maintaining the drive, raising aspirations and knowledge.
The Primary Engineer Rogers Knight Award celebrates inspirational engineers in Primary and Secondary Engineer classrooms.

Kirkless Secondary Engineer Fluid Power Training

Celebration Event Training

Spotlight on Primary Engineer Mechanisms with Levers, Pulleys & Gears

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