How can you help?
As well as supporting member schools engagement, the Education 4-19 department produces a range of resources for teachers and pupils, organises STEM activities and partners with exciting organisations.
You can help by:
- spreading the word about our free resources,
- speaking to children and schools about IET Faraday® Challenge Days and FIRST®LEGO® League,
- encouraging schools to apply for grant funding,
- promoting engineering as a positive career choice,
- volunteering as one of our education roles.
Primary STEM resources
Free teaching resources and classroom activities for students aged 5-11 years including lesson plans, handouts and film clips.
Secondary STEM resources
Free teaching resources and classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years including lesson plans, handouts and film clips.
IET Faraday® Challenge Days
An annual competition of STEM activity days with a real-world challenge for pupils aged 12-13 years.
Support and funding
We are able to provide support in a variety of ways, from visits by our professional engineers, to opportunities for funding, to our collaborative educational partnerships.
Engineer a Better World
Discover a huge variety of exciting, creative and stimulating careers in modern engineering.
Education Officer and Ambassador
Designed to promote a better understanding of engineers and the contribution engineering makes to society to young people aged 4-19.
You should also think about visiting our Meet our Engineering Education Volunteers webpage and signing up for our Education Bulletin where you can keep up-to-date with information about the Education 4-19 programme and connect with members involved in schools activities.
Attending a careers event?
Our guide to exhibiting at careers events has lots of helpful tips to get you ready.
Our interactive presentation below introduces 11 to 14-year-olds to engineering, inspiring them to think about a career in engineering. It has 13 examples of real engineers to explore with children along with videos of them at work, ideas for short activities you can do and discussion points to get them and keep them engaged. We’ve also developed a set of Presenter Guidelines which walk you through slide by slide so you can feel confident when you deliver the presentation to young people.
Don’t forget about Education!
The IET Education website has lots of engineering activities and resources that you can use to enrich schools activities.