I've just been tasked with starting a new Engineering course in September. Two years ago I had to do the same with Manufacturing and it was a real pain reading through the specifications, choosing equipment, text books etc. and producing SOWs. Can anyone help me out here with outlines of schemes of work, which are the best and most pupil friendly text books to buy and what (other than the workshop basics) would be essential tools and machinery to buy? I've already got an expensive laser cutter on the wish list! How about possible project outlines which fulfill the requirements but won't be too intimidating for pupils at a secondary modern? Help! mrrhyl An overworked HOD.