Creo Parametric Primer(CPP)

Provider: CAD4School Ltd
Accreditation opportunities: Full PTC accreditation with software licences

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Description Introduction to Creo Parametric 2 that all teachers must pass in order to get the free site and standalone licences in this 3D CAD software. The software is worth £35,000.
Duration 2 days

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Categories Secondary, Higher, Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, KS3, KS4, Arts, Computing / ICT, Technology, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Technicians, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Teacher trainer, Design / Technology, ICT / Computing, Gifted and Talented, Subject Knowledge, In school, Online, Demonstration lesson, Team lesson planning/teaching, Webinar, Video chat, Gifted and Talented, Homework, Digital Technology, Peer Tutoring, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, Identifies activities where TAs can support learning, rather than managing tasks, Provides support and training for teachers and TAs on how to work collaboratively , Ensures that teachers do not reduce their support or input to the pupils supported by TAs , Evaluates the impact of different strategies for deploying TAs, Activities to sufficiently challenge the tutee , Peer-assessment monitored by teacher, Reviewing challenges and successes with tutors to improve pupils skills and learning, Relatively short but intensive periods of tutoring over 4-10 weeks , Effective use of technology is driven by learning and teaching goals , Identifies clearly how the introduction of technology will improve learning, Technology is used to support pupils to work harder, for longer or more efficiently , There is teacher support to learn to use new technology effectively as part of Professional Development , Homework is used as a tool to increase a specific area of knowledge, or fluency in a particular area., Supports tasks with different levels of challenge, The quality of homework is more important than the quantity, Pupils to receive feedback on homework which is specific and timely
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Learners will have 2 days intense training in all the basics needed to use Creo Parametric 3D CAD software in the classroom.  

The course covers how to create solid models as parts and then assemble them into products, apply materials and colours then render the models, produce engineering drawings, and prepare for output to CNC machines such as lasers and 3D printers.

Also covered will be a brief introduction to Sheetmetal whic is great for designing packaging and other items from sheet materials and freestyle which produces organic models.

Further content will include access to lernong materials from both CAD4School and PTC directly on their learning platform.

This course follows the required curriculum specified by PTC in order for teachers to get the software completely free for their school with a transferable licence.

Evidence underpinning this approach

Creo Parametric is used by many industries around the world and provided free for school use.  Pupils in Design Technology are increasingly expected to include CAD as part of their exam work and this software has been used extensively in schools across the UK (and other countries) to improve this part of their work.

All work can be expeorted to CNC machines for manufacture (CAM) and can be included in electronic portfolios as animations, drawings and rendered models.

How users/participants can evaluate success

The inclusion of industry standard CAD in KS3, 4 and 5 courses will be the main measure of success and ongoing post course assistance is provided to ensure teachers achieve full integration of the software into their schemes of work.

Follow-up activities and support

Al teachers must complete a post course task to produce a new part for the construction kit used as the basis for the course.  This task must be uploaded onto the PTC website for approval before licences for the software are released.

Ongoing support is included to follow on from the two days and teachers can access this by email, telephone and Skype.  Face to face follow on sessions are possible but are extra to the course price.


Days are 9.30 to 4.30 and training takes place in your own school.  Training licences and software are provided for all participents.

Day 1 follows a set of tutorials that are carefully designed to provide everything you need to produce two components, an assembly, renderings and engineering drawings.  Also covered will be sheet metal and learning connector (built in help).

Day 2 provides a tutorial into freestyle and a look at online learning tools and the free add on Creo Illustrate (for technical illustrations).  Time is also available for teachers to explore the tools and ask for specific help as required.  Full details can be found on the CAD4School website and the pdf attached.

Your trainer will be Andrew Moore an experienced DT/Art/ICT teacher and ex freelance designer who has used a wide range of CAD packages in industry and education for over 20 years.

Associated Files File_icon PTC_Schools_Programme_2013.pdf

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.