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.
The new single title Design and Technology GCSE, will be first taught from 2017 and examined 2019.
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.
Our Health and Safety training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working in workshop environments.
Nominations for the D&T Excellence Awards are now open!
The Self-Review Framework is a membership benefit that is free for Secondary Departmental members and Primary School members.
A video platform for Design and Technology teachers, giving access to a wealth of Design and Technology related videos, in one place, helping you deliver the subject in school. Take a look at tv.data.org.uk
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.
A powerful network of local branches throughout the UK, sharing ideas and disseminating information, advice and guidance on Design and Technology issues.
Groups assist, advise and support the Design and Technology Association team in Primary, Secondary and SEN issues.
Provides specific support for teachers involved with Electronics Communication Technology (ECT), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM).
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.
Practice informed by high quality research is essential for the future of the subject. The Design and Technology Association runs a range of research initiatives.