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 via our local branch network.

D&T Summer School - now open for booking

The D&T Association Summer School for 2018 is being held at the state of the art facilities of De Montfort University, Leicester - Click on the links to find out more about the exciting practical workshops for Primary D&T Summer School and  Secondary D&T Summer School.


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

Secondary Courses for 2018

  • Secondary Summer School
  • 1 day consultants conference  (RG & AM & 2 presenters)
  • Electronics and Programmable Components for KS3 and GCSE
  • Effective D&T Subject Leadership in Secondary Schools
  • H&S training events estimate (train the trainer)
  • Planning to teach the new GCSE in design and technology
  • Building industry links and integrating new technologies in Design & Technology Engineering 2018
  • Getting from B to A Grade: the roadmap for improving results in D&T
  • Teaching STEM Aspects of D&T -
  • Independent School Conference
  • Relevant Textiles: Content for KS3 & GCSE D&T 2017
  • Using iterative designing processes and working in contexts
  • Understand Textiles Better: Prepare your KS3 & 4 for GCSE 2018
  • Maximising your subject specialisms with new D&T GCSE: Product Design & RM
  • Preparing schemes of work for key stage 3 and 4 fit for the new GCSE

Primary CPD for 2018

  • Primary Summer School
  • Getting to grips with primary programming and control at KS2
  • Let’s learn how to teach practical skills and techniques now!
  • Primary STEM training
  • Using children’s enthusiasm for D&T to improve English, maths and science (summer school pilot and delivered in Autumn Term)
  • How to be a brilliant Primary Leader
  • Teaching National Curriculum D&T with Creativity & Confidence
  • Projects on a Page in Action

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

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

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.

Events organised by the D&T Association

We also run other events that our members and non-members find incredibly rewarding. These include:

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 employ expert consultants, executives, fellow members, and a knowledgeable events team, ensuring the events are of high quality and on current and relevant topics.

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.

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