Primary Thematic Units: STEM

Supporting the statutory requirements for the Areas of Learning of the NI Curriculum at Key Stage 2. Read more...

Norn Iron's Ordinary Heroes

A comic celebrating people who have achieved extrordinary success in the areas of STEM. Read more...

STEM in Minecraft

Pupils develop empathy for how people lived in Viking times by overcoming a number of problems encountered through everyday Viking life, in Minecraft! Read more...


Case Studies

Promoting STEM through the NI Curriculum

Making Learning Connections

STEM Innovation

CCEA adopted innovation as a tool that could be used by schools to bring about lasting change in terms of adding value to their STEM provision. Schools were given the opportunity to gain an insight into and discuss innovation in STEM education. Read more...

Assessing UICT through STEM Futures

This case study shows a good example of how careful selection of curriculum material leads to work which satisfies several statutory requirements at once. Read more...

STEM Heroes

Schools across Northern Ireland had the opportunity to celebrate and share STEM Heroes in their local community. This booklet gives a summary of some of the exciting work that was carried out by pupils in both Primary and Post-Primary schools. Read more...


Futures - Skills & Employability/CEIAG


The future economy of Northern Ireland relies on people with STEM qualifications. This means many attractive employment or entrepreneurship opportunities for you!

Jobs with STEM skills have the potential to open many doors with exciting horizons that you could be a part of.

Based on global trends and STEM expertise four themes have emerged as important and have a distinct role for Northern Ireland:

  • Clean and Green;
  • Health, Well-Being and Vitality;
  • Joined Up, Connected and Safe; and
  • Protected and Secure.

Find out about some of the jobs that require STEM skills qualifications at different levels by viewing the sections on the right hand.