Design Technology

The Doyle School of Design Technology

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm (psychologist)

The Design Technology Department is an energetic and vibrant place to work and study. You will find the staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very helpful. They give freely of their time outside lessons to provide every opportunity to excel.

You will find that the skills you will gain are of immense value in specific university degrees such as engineering, industrial design, architecture and CGI, but also in many other areas.

Our core ambition is that you leave the department as highly skilled and creative problem solvers, who can apply an enormous range of technical expertise and design techniques to generating solutions to both physical and theoretical problems.


The Doyle School of Design Technology is an extremely well-equipped department, valuing traditional physical manufacturing and design skills equally alongside cutting edge methods, resources and facilities.

There are two full class IT equipped design studios with industry standard CAD and Graphics DTP software, three multi-material workshops, a 3D printing lab, a prototyping studio with further class IT provision, a foundry, an electronics projects lab and a CAD/CAM studio. This last facility includes access to a CNC router, laser, lathe/miller, and plasma cutter.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

“Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true… but it’s father is creativity and knowledge the midwife.”
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