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New primary curriculum
Design & Technology Mark
Teaching National Curriculum D&T 2015 with Creativity and Confidence
Primary D&T in Action
Unpicking whole curriculum packages
Maximising children’s progress in KS1 and KS2
Getting to Grips: Computing and D&T
Review your Department
D&T Key Resources
D&T Key Resources KS3 Year Resource Packs
Building Services Engineering
UK Space Agency
Inspiring innovation – intellectual property in design
GCSE Textiles Rescue
STEM into Action with D&T
School Food Champion Programme
Improving speaking and listening skills through D&T projects
GCSE D&T Key Resources
Showcasing your department virtually
Examination reform, I can’t wait!
Training and Events
Design & Technology Summer School 2018
Using Crumble in Key Stage 3 design challenges
Practical ideas for inspiring creativity in KS3 and KS4
Fund, lead a successful STEM Club in school and exciting uses of Drone Technology
Engaging activities for KS3 & 4
The Full Monty: From idea, iterative design and prototype and 3D Printing to evaluation for GCSE NEA portfolio
Developing D&T and creating a conducive environment for D&T in your school.
Specialist Food Technology (SFHS) H&S Training Standards
Introduction to CAD modelling: using 3D modelling and rendering as an element of the iterative design process
Bioplastics Basics: Making and understanding bioplastics
The 2018/19 GCSE Contextual Challenge and how to go about it
Concrete Masterclass: 'mixed' materials within Design and Technology
How can Design Technology benefit from a STEM style approach to learning?
Arduino prototyping platform for learning electronic product design
Embedding D&T theory topics into engaging projects and learning experiences: a practical workshop
Extending the use of your laser cutter to create innovative 3D products
Awarding Org (OCR) presentation followed by Incorporating User-Centred Design (UCD) in D&T teaching
Incorporating User-Centred Design (UCD) in D&T teaching followed by Awarding Org (Edexcel) presentation
Awarding Org (AQA) presentation followed by Incorporating User-Centred Design (UCD) in D&T teaching
Incorporating User-Centred Design (UCD) in D&T teaching, followed by Awarding Org (WJEC/Eduqas) presentation
Thinking for learning within Design and Technology
The 7 Year A Level and 5 Year GCSE, mapping - getting through it all on a budget
Promoting Design and Technology to senior leaders, parents and pupils
Grade 9 meat and fish on a budget
Let them Design
Building industry links and integrating new technologies in D&T and Engineering
101 Top Tips for Product Design
Fabric design and manufacture
Sustainability and the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals, through the medium of Textiles
The role of a buyer, merchandiser, garment technologist in the retail business
Textile performance analysis and testing
Summer School 2017 Sponsorship & Exhibition packages
Primary D&T Summer School
Design & Technology GCSE 2017
Preparing for the new Design and Technology GCSE Contextual Challenge
D&T National Curriculum for England 2014
Expert group Terms of Reference
The Iterative Design Process
Health and Safety
Health and Safety Reminder Posters and Videos
Essential H&S for D&T Workshop Technicians
Health and Safety Accreditation Closed User Group
Maximum number of pupils taught within D&T workshops and studios?
The use of specific machinery and equipment by students in school workshops
2 Months Free Membership
Initial Analysis for D&T Audit
School and college employers are accountable for health and safety
D&T Excellence Awards
Excellence Awards Sponsorship 2018
D&T Awards 2009
D&T Awards 2010
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D&T Awards 2017
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D&T TV Video Platform
Teaching Food Safely in the Primary School
Be a host school for your own Food Safety course
Chilled Food Association
Designing in Digital D&T
Starting Points for Designing
Special Educational Needs
Innovating D&T (iD&T)
D&T Job Vacancies
Skills for Industry in School
Skills for Industry Teaching Resources
Manufacturing in Quantity
3D Visualisation Using SketchUp
Industrial Flowline Production
3D Modelling Using SOLIDWORKS
Product Development Applying Metal Manufacturing Processes
Skills for Industry Business Partners
Royal Academy of Engineering
James Dyson Foundation
Stem Learning Centre
University of Herfordshire
Technology Supplies Ltd
Manufacturing Technologies Association
Tilgear- Supporting the D&T Options Package
The Edge Foundation
International D&T Conference: Shaping a Sustainable Future
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2015 examination results analysis now available
2015 GCSE Results Announced
3D Printing in Primary and Secondary Schools
A Bright Future for Cramlington Youngsters
A New Manifesto for D&T
Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty
An Exciting New Plastics Challenge with Practical Action
BBC2 Key Stage 2 Design Challenges Videos
Be On A Show - Airmageddon
Bentley comes to Adams’ Grammar School
Big bang for Maths and Science, Damp Squib for Design and Technology
Biomimetics - Designed by Nature
BNF Healthy Eating Week 2015
Call for referees: Design and Technology Education: An International Journal
Calling for Nominations for the D&T Association’s Board of Trustees
Careers in Design with Seymourpowell
Carter Review (of ITT) Recommendations get Underway
CBI call for GCSEs to be scrapped
Celebrating Designs of the Year 2015
Celebrating Excellence at the 2015 D&T Excellence Awards
Children’s Food Trust Joins Forces with Tesco
Claim a Free 12 Month Departmental Membership
Clarifying the position of food within the GCSE Review
Compete. Show Your Skills. Get Awarded
Consultation Announced on Revised AS and A level D&T and GCSE Engineering Subject Content
Creative Industries Federation launch Creative Education Agenda
D&T GCE ‘A’ level results 2015
D&T Key resources
D&T teacher recruitment and retention
David Cameron directs DfE to prioritise skills for industry
Design and Technology Association Annual Survey 2014-15 (Primary) - England
Design and Technology Education: An International Journal
Design and Technology GCSE Review update
Design and Technology GCSE Subject Content Published
Design and Technology, skills and employment
Design Ventura Announce 2014 Prize Winners
Designed and Made in Britain...? Campaign Launches at the RSA
Designed and Made in Britain? Campaigning for D&T in Schools
DesignLab Summer School
Designs of the Year 2015
DfE publishes revised content for GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
Discover South Kensington - Creative Quarter 2015
Disruptive Technologies - Disrupting Schools as well as Big Business?
Draft D&T GCSE subject content consultation
Dyson School of Design Engineering Announced
EBacc Consultation Published
Engineer a Better World – and the importance of D&T
Engineer Your Future
Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth- The 2015 Report of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value
Enter IET's Primary Draw to Win £500
Essential H&S for D&T Technicians
Forest Gate Community School becomes a School Food Champion
Seed to Table - Cross-curricular activities for pupils aged 5-9 - Free Programme
GCSE D&T Option Survey Results
Get Involved in a Review of D&T in Secondary Schools
Government Minister Opens New D&T Teacher Skills Centre
Great British Make Off - The Whole Story
Great Results for School Food Champions
Great Results from Welland Park Academy
Health and Safety Essentials for D&T Workshop Technicians
Help Young People Decide on their Future
Highfield School Completes Skills Gap Programme
HMI Diana Choulerton’s Summer School keynote sets out challenges facing D&T
Human Organs-on-Chips named Design of the Year 2015
Implementing the English Baccalaureate – Open Consultation
In Conversation Textiles and Fashion
Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales
Interested in Cycling and/or Design?
International D&T Conference 26th - 29th May - Dubai
Into Film Festival is back
Join in the fun of BIG Cookathon 2015
Did you sign up to be a Friend of Let’s Get Cooking?
London Craft Week 6th - 10th May 2015
Made Here Launches its New Website
Member Survey. How are we doing?
My Cooking Counts
National Grid and VEX Robotics Launch Project to Encourage ‘Girls into STEM’
New Designers 2015 – School Days
New Free Gallery-based Sessions
Pitching to Dragons Den Sky & Kia - Krikey Bikey
Progress with GCSE and GCE Review
Questions in the House of Lords on the EBacc
Ready for the London Design Festival?
Response to the DfE's consultation on proposals for A level design and technology
Responses to Government Consultations on New GCSE and A level Specifications
Revelations: Experiments in Photography at the Science Museum
Save the Children - ‘Den Day’ Launch
School Food Champions Grow in Numbers
Self Assembly Furniture is the Future
Sharon Hodgson, MP for Sunderland West Visits Newcastle Secondary School
STEM Courses Running in York
STEM Education – Visions of Integration and Synergy
STEM into Action with D&T Progress
Students Make 3-D Printed Manually Powered Light
Summer Camp with FireTechCamp
Talented Tech Teens 2015 pick up their prizes at Buckingham Palace
Teach Primary - Independent Review of Projects on a Page
Teaching Food Safely in Primary School
The Big Bang is Back - 11th-14th March 2015
The Design and Technology Association 2014-15 Annual Survey of Provision (Secondary)
The Ebacc, the skills gap and the future of D&T
The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, addresses the Creative Industries Federation.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches new educational resources
The Great D&T Giveaway
The History of Brompton's Folding Bike
The Innovators Page - The Guardian
The new GCSE Subject Content: The D&T Association’s draft response
The RSA Great Recovery
Thinking, Testing, Making: A Manifesto for Design
Threat from ‘Compulsory Ebacc’
Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge
UCL launches new Centre for Engineering Education – and highlights the importance of D&T
UK Young Engineer of the Year 2015
Upto £3,000 Available Through The Royal Society
V&A's Annual Graphic Design Competition
We have to reject EBacc for all
We Need You
Will your year 8 students be ready in time for the new GCSE?
GCSE and GCE Design and Technology Examination Reform Update
Download Latest Version of Design Spark Mechanical
Winners of Design Competitions from Techsoft
New GCE AS and A level Subject Content for Design and Technology Published
Ebacc letter in The Times
10 things you can do with electric paint
Half Term Hero's
Challenges and Opportunities in D&T
Response to the Ofqual consultation for D&T GCSE, GCE and GCSE Engineering examinations conditions and guidance
Free Access to The Gadget Show Live - for D&T Association members
BBC micro:bit - STEM roadshow
Dream It, Build It - Apps to Inspire Kids
Enterprise Advisers for London based schools
Your Life's 'Best School Trip' Initiative
Giving schools the power to create
GCSE Subject Level Conditions and Requirements D&T 2016
New single title D&T GCSE
School Gate SET
NAPE Journal for Primary Available for Free
Disruptive Technologies Project
Education modules supporting 3D printing in schools
Design Spark Mechanical available to download
Ofqual seminars on readiness to teach new qualifications
Bacc for the Future campaign
Developing and applying new ideas in design
NCCD Competition: Lincolnshire Young Designer of 2016
Final Countdown for School Food Champions
The Future of Engineering Skills and Design and Technology Education.
The future of design education – an All Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group panel discussion
Celebrating Excellence in Design and Technology Education in 2016
All Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group debates Ebacc’s impact on design, making and creative skills
BBC micro:bit for all year 7 pupils, launched
£10,000 to Improve and Share Subject Knowledge
A Fun, FREE Event for all the Family with BBC Micro:bit
The Design Museum is Moving!
New Designers Exhibitors Announced
Engineering Season at the VMA
School Food Champions (SFC) Roundup
Skills for Industry Help request
Urban Village Fete - Celebrating the Best in Design
New White Paper for Education
Independent Review of our Self Review Framework
Examination Reform Update
Politicians to discuss lack of creative arts subjects in EBacc - Parliamentary Debate Secured!
Sir Paul Smith speaks up for D&T education in schools
GCSE Examination Reform
Putting the School Food Teacher at the Heart of School Food
Ebacc Debate in Parliament on Monday 4 July 2016
Can you take the Challenge?
3D Reconstruction of Archaeological Sites and Finds
The Engineering Season at the V&A
Don't Miss Clerkenwell Design Week
What would you put in the new Design Museum?
Team GB Inspiring Young People to Eat Fresh
Equality: Making It Happen
Jonathan Ive: "Fewer designers are interested in how things are made"
The Digital Revolution – Lord Kenneth Baker’s new report and 8 point plan for education
The importance of Thinking with your hands
Industry leaders call for DfE not to press ahead with EBacc plans
Examination reform: new single title draft D&T GCSE and A level specifications published
IET Faraday Challenge Days
Festival of Stuff
Interested in Writing for Pearson Commercial Resources?
Fantastic Free Course for Year 13 Students
Get Set to Eat Fresh
15 Minutes to Protect D&T – Make the Time!
Commons Education Select Committee Supply of Teachers Inquiry
Celebrating D&T in Lincolnshire
Public Accounts Committee report into teacher training published
Develop your students STEM and employability skills and win VEX Kits
Summer School Success 2016
Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education (The Sainsbury Report) and the Government’s Skills Plan response
Support D&T Heroes social campaign
Get ready for The Alu D&T Challenge 2016/17
Build Your Own Pavilion
The Eatwell Guide – Primary Resources
Congratulations to Jane Pemble - VEX Competition Winner
Primary Self Review Framework - Now Live
What the new D&T GCSEs means to our members?
Post-debate briefing: The EBacc and creative, artistic and technical subjects
Recall of Bosch orbital sanders
D&T teachers? Share your views on the CREST Awards programme
Creative Ideas and Free Resources for Summer
GCSE and A level Update
The Things That Make Us - New Podcast
The Real Business Challenge 2016/17
Michelle Donelan's Fight Gains Momentum
D&T GCE ‘A’ level results 2016
2016 GCSE results day: as we predicted, the trend continues
The D&T Association on BBC News
£3,000 worth of free face-to-face training
Design Manchester 16 - Design City
Innovating D&T:West Midlands (iD&T:WM)
A message from our Chief Executive
Ofsted Assessment on Food in Primary
D&T Futures - Wayne Hemingway Design Lecture
Edge Foundation - 14-19 Education: A New Baccalaureate
V&A's Annual Graphic Design Competition (1)
London Design Festival 2016
Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls
3D Printed Cast Could Replace Plaster
Button batteries pose 'deadly' risk to toddlers
Schools and Student Starpack Awards 2017
V&A need your help to improve their teaching resources
The Communications Museum Trust - Complete the survey
Join the IET Campaign #9percentisnotenough
School Food Champions Programme nominated for Awards
Pop-up 1970s Caribbean Front Room
New D&T GCSE and A level update
Exam Results GCSE in D&T 2016 - Examination Breakdown
Pearson GCSE D&T Student Books
Micro:bit Educational Foundation Launch
The Skills Show, NEC Birmingham - 17-19 November 2016
Design Museum Grand Opening - 24th November
Submit your students’ work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge
EBacc or New Bacc?
iD&T West Midlands Progress
Time allocation for D&T GCSE and other examination courses
2015/16 Annual Report on Children’s Services and Skills from Ofsted
Innovating D&T: West Midlands (iD&T: WM) Update
Exo-planets: The Search For Alien Life
The new single title Design and Technology GCSE - facts
Moving Forward with iD&T West Midlands
What is D&T Options Evening Leaflet
Announcing new Chief Executive to take the ambitious subject association forward.
D&T Summer School 2017
iD&T West Midlands - Taking Risks (1)
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition
Primary "Race for the Line" Model Rocket Car Competition
Important Update from Autodesk 123D
AQA D&T GCSE Submission Update
Student Alumni - What are they doing now – and what can they do for you?
Made Here Now launches new website to inspire next generation of engineers
D&T Association launch Skills for Industry
First Week in the Life of our New CEO
Get Hands On with the V&A
Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers with the Made Here Now new Website
50% Off - Creativity & Cultural Skills National Conference
Its official! Teacher recruitment and retention issues reported by the Education Select Committee
Promoting D&T in School with iD&T
Stop the Spread - STEM Challenge for 7-16 years
North East Schools - VEX Robotics National Finals
Building our new Industrial Strategy
New Government Digital Strategy
BBC Robot Wars - Features Brentwood School
Are funding pressures impacting on your schools?
Loughborough Grammar School wins Young Engineer of the Year at Big Bang 2017
Celebrating the 2017 Design & Technology Excellence Awards
Primary Crumble Kits now available
Skills for Industry launches with Severn Trent
Handling collections & properties of materials
Coventry Academy Student Team, crowned F1 in Schools UK Champions, winning a place in the world finals in Malaysia
International STEM Conference
Save the Children - Den Days for Primary
Women into Engineering & Technology Challenge
Emmanuel College on way to World Finals for F1 in Schools
New pound coin designed by student in Design & Technology
Pupil Premium can pay for membership
Skills for Industry launches in Warwickshire
Are you a Teaching School or Multi-Academy Trust?
Earl of Clancarty in the House of Lords on Creative Subjects
National Treasures from John Lewis
Post Election Campaigning
Technical Awards Qualification Update
Support for new to teaching and newly qualified design and technology teachers.
NEJ Stevenson on Warwickshire Skills for Industry Porgramme Partners
Teacher makes 3D printed finger for bike crash teenager
Take the next step on your leadership journey
Education in the next Parliament
Update on AQA Technical Awards
Design & Technology Summer School - 6th & 7th July 2017
Formula 1® announces world first event ‘F1 Live’ in the heart of London on July 12th 2017
V&A’s DesignLab Nation
TDI Challenge Winners Announced
Who cares about education? by Eric MacFarlane
Ofqual need your feedback on summer’s reformed qualifications
BNF & Jamie Oliver Foundation team up - Feedback needed
Greenpower Electric Car Race at KCOM Stadium
Top 50 Women Engineers 2017
ID&T:WM - Opportunities for 2017/18 available
V&A D&T GCSE Symposium
Image bank of free pictures
D&T GCE ‘A’ level results 2017
Practical Action Free Food & Nutrition GCSE Resource
D&T GCSE Results 2017
2017 Public examination results follow up
Working with partners: developing a Business Day resource with the Intellectual Property Office
3D printing,a technique pioneered by industry to enable rapid prototyping
Reuse-recycle-repair: Spotlight on Ostia Tools
Skills for Industry – Severn Trent Water design skills challenge for young people
Support from Justine Greening
Leadership for Engineering Education
Made Here Now - A new approach is needed
Girls Go Technical with BMW
Top Ten Design & Technology Association tips for returning to school
Technical Awards announcement and updated list of titles
Training the Next Generation of Designers and Engineers: Event at the Houses of Commons
New University Design and Technology Membership
Design and Technology Association Ambassador Network
Design and Technology Association Trustee recruitment
GCSE and A Level, Q&A sessions from your Awarding Organisation.
Skills for Industry – Companies engaging with Design and Technology
The Red Nose Design Challenge
Intake for the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy Announced
Free STEM Matters Posters
Continue your journey and become a Design and Technology Centre of Excellence
Black Friday 2018
Skills for Industry Warwickshire
Questions to the Awarding Organisations - 2017 Examinations
Announcing the new D&T Association Chief Executive, Tony Ryan
Alasdair Sinclair scholarship, supporting mechanical engineering students at the University of Manchester
This is Engineering
Working with the UK Space Agency to create two comprehensive resources
EEF National Apprenticeship Week 2018 - Essential Facts and Figures
DOING IT FOR THE GIRLS!
Design and Technology Association says farewell to Andy Mitchell, Deputy Chief Executive
D&T Association Member school, Rushcliffe School students win unique solar energy worskhop
Celebrating Excellence in Design and Technology Education in 2018
Enter the Triumph Design Awards 2018
Submit your students' work - Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge
3 Unmissable reasons to attend The International STEM Conference
Wool4School tops the charts with student design competition
The Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge
Education, Skills and the next generation of Designers - House of Commons Round Table Discussion
Design and Technology Association Job Pages
Creating intelligent products in design and technology with the micro:bit
Design & Technology Association appoint new Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Safety in numbers, one, two, three
Wouldn't it be nice if...
The changing nature of working with employers
What’s new... and how to deal with it
So how are we going to assess it?
Big Bangs and damp squibs
Spread the word
Nanotechnology – Small really is beautiful
Five wonder materials that could change the world
What do you think?
Want a job? We need D&T teachers!
More than skills
D&T Summer School @ Loughborough Design School
D&T Buzz! Our new video newsletter
Are you really teaching D&T?
Employer Ownership of Skills?
3-D Printing Will Change the World. How will it change D&T?
Chinese schools get a lesson from Britain
GCSE and GCE Design and Technology developments: where are we?
Why has the number of teenagers taking design and technology GCSE dropped?
Time to put the clocks back
The changing face of textiles
What are you going to do with yourself next year
What Are The Issues?
What Must Happen?
D&T contributes to a broad balanced 21st century curiculum
Education, the Economy and D&T
Campaign Launches at the RSA
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How can I find out if my school is a D&T Association member?
What member category is right for me?
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When will my membership card arrive?
How do I renew my membership online?
If I join online, how long before I can make use of my membership benefits?
What is the maximum number of students that should be taught within D&T workshops and studios?
What size should D&T rooms be and what space is required around individual machinery and equipment?
What risk assessments should be in place in a D&T department?
What are legal implications regarding other teachers, i.e. unqualified teachers, teaching D&T?
How much technician support is required in D&T departments?
Are there any age restrictions relating to the use of machines by students in school workshops?
When should ITT students be registered on-line for their H&S accreditation?
Is MDF safe to use in school workshops?
Should D&T Staff be required to lift sewing machines in and out of cupboards under benches on a daily basis.
Should brakes be fitted on woodworking machinery in school workshops?
Can students use glue guns in Primary schools?
Where can I find information on Training & events?
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We don’t have enough time to teach D&T well in our primary school. What should we do?
How much should we spend per pupil per year on consumable resources for D&T?
What tools, equipment and materials should we buy for KS1 and KS2?
How should we teach ‘exploded diagrams’ to children in KS2?
As a subject leader, how can I move staff on from making model Viking long ships and model Tudor houses in what they are currently calling ‘D&T’ projects?
How should we assess D&T now that levels and level descriptions have gone?
Can I evaluate the Projects on a Page scheme of work before I commit to buying it?
When should children in KS2 to learn about important people in D&T who have helped shaped the world?
Our school wants to get to grips with the new curriculum – where should we start?
I have taken on the role of subject leader for Primary D&T. Please could you advise me on any support that you offer?
Can Primary School children use sewing machines?
If a student studies the new AS D&T from Sept 17, can they continue on in year to to complete the A level?
How much space should be allocated around sewing machines?
Just how safe are borax based fluxes used in soldering and brazing?
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