Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products.
Design and Technology in primary schools develops young children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. Design and Technology encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.
Secondary Design and Technology introduces increasingly sophisticated resources, including dedicated teaching environments, computer aided designing and manufacturing equipment and specialist teaching.
A regular schedule of varied events: refresher courses, legislation updates, networking meetings and CPD training to build on your existing knowledge.
Studying Design and Technology includes the use of a broad range of knowledge, skills, and understanding, and prompts engagement in a wide variety of activities. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.
The awards give professional recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues for their unique work in design and technology education across the categories.
Videos, Podcasts and recorded webinars to entertain, inform and inspire.
To support your home teaching, we have gathered a collection of resources and tools to assist. We will be updating continually, please use and share them.
Untitled is a digital platform for 11-18-year-olds created with the intention of supporting, enabling and inspiring the next generation of designers and creators
Our Health and Safety training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working in workshop environments.
The new single title Design and Technology GCSE, will be first taught from 2017 and examined 2019.
Celebrating excellence in design and technology teaching and learning
The Self-Review Framework is a membership benefit that is free for Secondary Departmental members and Primary School members.
Design and Technology Association working in partnership with The British Council and Engineers Without Borders
Working closely with members, providing training, support, and services at national, regional and local level. Consultants are pivotal in providing support, advice and training to address needs and raise standards.
Our Teaching Food Safely training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working with food.
Designing and making usable products gives pupils a real sense of achievement. They benefit from experiencing their own progress and taking responsibility for their own learning.