Training and Events
Why are events important to our members?The D&T Association runs a regular schedule of varied events throughout the academic year. These events can be refresher courses in your chosen field, or can be used as a means to build on your existing knowledge by Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Our members and non-member delegates always benefit from the CPD experience gained at events. They’re also a great chance to meet fellow D&T professionals in a non-work environment and discuss new developments, trends, ideas, and compliance issues.
They’re also an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded individuals around the country via our local branch network.
Approaches to Design Conference -November 2018
The D&T Association ran a Speaker/keynote and practical workshop lead conference, at Highgate school in London, which focussed on ways to improve practice and provide excellent and inspiring design and technology teaching. Delegates chose workshops of their choice and networked with like minded teachers and shared the practice with colleagues from within the Independent sector. We hope to hold it again in 2019 at Highgate School
D&T Summer School 2019
The D&T Association Summer School for 2018 was a tremendous success and will be held again in the state of the art facilities at De Montfort University, Leicester on 4th and 5th July 2019 - Hold the date for this inspiring event
D&T CPD Events Scheduled for 2018
The D&T Association runs a collection of CPD training events. Next year you will be able to choose from a wealth of diferent CPD sessions, scheduled to run at venues nationwide
- Planning and Delivering GCSE Design and Technology
- Planning and delivering D&T Contextual Challenges
- Planning and Delivering D&T GCSE Compulsory Content
- How 3D CAD and CAM can support the iterative design process
- How to Design: For GCSE NEA, from Year 7 onwards
- Embedding Technical & Design Principles into engaging learning experiences
- Inspire, engage, enthuse all students through a Design and Technology curriculum
- Planning GCSE D&T Through a Textiles Lens
- Successfully funding and leading STEM clubs through D&T in school, incorporating Drone Technology
- Teaching Food Safely
- Health and Safety Core Training
- Independent school Conference
- Primary Summer School
- Deliver engaging and effective Primary KS1 & 2 STEM projects
We are always looking for Branch co ordinators so please do consider one of your teachers being a coordinator in your area and then we can get a busy branch set up for you and supply you with regular info, video, topics for discussion and an arena for networking with like-minded teachers
How to book an event
Where are events held?
Some events are organised through your local branch, and are delivered regionally at a school, college, university or other venue near you. We also hold some courses at dedicated conference facilities across the country
We are always keen to find host schools for some of our courses. Host schools may benefit from membership deals and/ or free place on the course if it reaches a viable delegate number.
Who is involved in developing and delivering CPD?
We develop our CPD sessions with a number of well-trained, experienced colleagues, and consultant members. Our established credibility allows us to work with expert teachers and consultants, executives, fellow members to develop a comprehensive schedule of training each year. Our highly experienced events team, ensures the events are of high quality and on current and relevant topics required by teachers
Working together for D&T
A strong and educated membership helps the D&T Association develop, maintain, and present a valuable strategic vision. One that represents the views of the community to national policy makers, other government agencies, and partners. Our events are planned to ensure our members are equipped with the latest information to help them to implement the new national curriculum effectively and efficiently.
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.