Curriculum Project - Digital D&T
The Digital Design and Technology Programme, which is funded by the Department for Education (DfE), grows out of and builds on the two major curriculum development projects, CAD/CAM in Schools and the Electronics in Schools Strategy. Over the better part of a decade, these two programmes have provided specialist in-service training in CAD/CAM and electronics for more than 14,000 teachers.
As of the 1st April 2012 the Digital D&T Programme no longer focuses on supporting specific software. Teachers wishing to obtain the software previously associated with the programme, Creo Elements/Pro, ArtCAM and Speed Step will need to contact the software suppliers directly. Contact details are available on the Digital D&T website. If you have already attended software training through the Digital D&T Programme but not yet completed your accreditation, the D&T Association will continue to manage the licensing and accreditation process until 31 December 2012.
Our network of accredited trainers will continue to provide software training in a range of software, and details of these courses are advertised on the dedicated Digital D&T website.
The network of support centres, which forms a key part of the Digital D&T Programme continues to operate in England, offering courses in CAD/CAM and electronics, as well as increasingly providing courses which look at the integration of CAD/CAM and electronics. Due to funding provided by the DfE these courses are either offered free of charge, or at a significantly reduced rate. Details of the courses offered through the Digital D&T Programme are advertised on the website.
Through the programme, the curriculum frameworks have also been developed. These have been designed to provide guidance to those involved in teaching CAD/CAM and ECT. The material is suitable for both new and more experienced teachers looking to develop new activities in the classroom.