Digital Design and Technology

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

Digital D&T

What is Digital Design and Technology?

Digital Design and Technology encompasses the high tech end of Design and Technology, supporting teachers involved with ECT and CAD/CAM. The Design and Technology Association have worked with the Department of Education and other supporting bodies to provide specialist in-service training in CAD/CAM and electronics through the Digital Design and Technology Programme, and previously the CAD in Schools and Electronics in Schools Strategy.

Currently working with the IET, Autodesk and VEX Robotics, the Association continues to develop courses and resources to support teachers in these areas.

What support information is available?

  • An introduction to CAD/CAM and why to teach it
  • 3D printing
  • Digital


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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.

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