For Education

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.

Primary

Primary

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.

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Secondary

Secondary

Secondary Design and Technology introduces increasingly sophisticated resources, including dedicated teaching environments, computer aided designing and manufacturing equipment and specialist teaching.

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Training and Events

Training and Events

A regular schedule of varied events: refresher courses, legislation updates, networking meetings and CPD training to build on your existing knowledge.

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Curriculum

Curriculum

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.

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Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Our Health and Safety training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working in workshop environments.

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Self-Review Framework

Self-Review Framework

The Self-Review Framework is a membership benefit that is free for Secondary Departmental members and Primary School members.

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D&TTV Video Platform

D&TTV Video Platform

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

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Consultants

Consultants

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.

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Food Safety

Food Safety

Our Teaching Food Safely training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working with food.

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Local Branches

Local Branches

A powerful network of local branches throughout the UK, sharing ideas and disseminating information, advice and guidance on Design and Technology issues.

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Working Groups

Working Groups

Groups assist, advise and support the Design and Technology Association team in Primary, Secondary and SEN issues.

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Digital Design and Technology

Digital Design and Technology

Provides specific support for teachers involved with Electronics Communication Technology (ECT), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM).

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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

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.

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Research

Research

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.

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Innovating D&T (iD&T)

Innovating D&T (iD&T)

Innovating D&T is an exciting new initiative aimed at helping schools implement a modernised Design and Technology curriculum.

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D&T Excellence Awards 2017

D&T Excellence Awards 2017

Nominations for the D&T Excellence Awards are now open!

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Design and Technology Job Vacancies

Design and Technology Job Vacancies

Design and Technology job vacancies in the UK. Browse and apply.

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