Training and Events

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

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.

D&T CPD Events Scheduled for 2022

Next year you will be able to choose from a wealth of different CPD sessions, scheduled to run at venues nationwide and online. We value the importance of face to face CPD training  but there is also a requirement for live digital training.  Our training and events for 2022 has been planned to ensure that we are able to meet your training requirements in person and online. This is an opportunity for professional development from the comfort of your own home or school. 

Primary CPD for 2022

  • Primary Subject Leadership
  • Getting your D&T Primary Curriculum Ready for a Deep Dive
  • Long, Medium and Short-term Primary Planning using Projects on a Page
  • Beginners C.A.D. and Control for Primary D&T
  • Hands-on Primary D&T

Secondary Courses for 2022

  • Planning and Preparing for "Deep Dive" in Secondary D&T
  • Embedding Contextual NEA Skills into KS3 & KS4
  • Health and Safety Core Training

How to book an event

You can book an event online or call 01789 470007 or email us.

Where are events held?

Some events are organised and 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, expert practicing teachers 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. After attending one of our training events we ask all the teachers in attendance to complete a questionnaire to ensure that we are meeting expectations. If you have a suggestion for training on a particular topic please do contact us at events@data.org.uk and we will try our best to address your requirement.

Bespoke INSET Training  - Delivered in your school, for all your teachers.

Our Bespoke INSET packages give all primary and secondary schools delivering D&T the opportunity to have training in-school or online. These are for members and non-members and can offer a flexible and cost-effective alternative to scheduled CPD events and training days. These can be delivered in-school or online to effectively meet your school requirements by developing a bespoke package to meet your highly individual needs. 

For more information on our INSET training packages please click here. 

D&T Department or Primary School Review  

We offer bespoke consultancy for primary and secondary schools delivering D&T. These are for both members and non-members and provides your school with the support and advice from experienced, subject experts. You may feel that you need an objective review of your D&T curriculum or help implementing quality, modern D&T curriculum in line with the requirements of the Ofsted Inspection Framework.

For more information regarding consultancy please click here. 

Continue your CPD with E-Learning

Our suite of E-Learning courses on our dedicated E-Learning platform provide high quality, low price CPD to complete in your own time at your own pace.

For a full list of our E-Learning courses, please click here.

 D&T Webinars: Keeping the Community Together

We have a varied programme of free webinars enabling members and non-members to network and learn from each other and our trainers. Our online networking events connect the D&T community enabling teachers to share ideas, and learn from others. We also have webinars that range from D&T departmental tours (see how other D&T departments are organised), a Projects on the Page webinar giving an overview of the resource, Q&A webinar with D&T experts answering your queries on Non-Examined Assessment through to supporting NQT's and teachers that specialise in educating pupils with Special, Educational, Needs & Disabilities.

See the schedule and book your place.

For those who have missed the previous webinars and our D&T departmental tours please find them in our Media: Video, Podcast, Webinars section. 

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 national curriculum effectively and efficiently.

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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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