What is D&T – and why do we need it?

"What is D&T – and why do we need it?" is a new, 10 minute video produced by the D&T Association. It is aimed at students, parents and employers, and shows the importance of the subject in a balanced curriculum and why, with the current skills shortages in the creative, manufacturing and engineering industries, it is a valuable subject for young people to study.

The video is part of the D&T Association's ongoing "Designed and Made in Britain...?" campaign which highlights the importance of the subject in a 21st century curriculum and the serious challenges facing it in many schools at the present time. For more information about the campaign, and to sign the campaign petition, please click here.

Welcome to the Design and Technology Association. We support and champion design and technology education in schools.

Design and Technology (D&T) is the inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and made world.

We are focused on giving you the tools, knowledge and information you need to become more effective, more experienced and more efficient. Giving you access to expert opinions. And creating a place where you can air your views, ask your questions and so help make a difference to your life and those of your pupils. We want to hear from you. We want to know how we can help. And we want you to join us.

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