Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products.
Our primary school members tell us that our membership, resources and community offer them the support they need to deliver an inspiring Design & Technology curriculum so that students have the right foundations and desire to continue with the subject
Our secondary membership, resources and training help our members remain at the forefront of design & technology so that students have the skills that they will need in their future careers
A regular schedule of varied events: refresher courses, legislation updates, networking meetings and CPD training to build on your existing knowledge.
Studying Design and Technology includes the use of a broad range of knowledge, skills, and understanding, and prompts engagement in a wide variety of activities. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.
Here you will find Member-only classroom resources additional and complimentary to those you may find in the resource shop - all inspired by the methodology used in industry to solve real world problems
Videos, Podcasts and recorded webinars to entertain, inform and inspire.
Working closely with members, providing training, support, and services at national, regional and local level. Consultants are pivotal in providing support, advice and training to address needs and raise standards.
To support your home teaching, we have gathered a collection of resources and tools to assist. We will be updating continually, please use and share them.
Our Health and Safety training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working in workshop environments.
Our Teaching Food Safely training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working with food.
The Self-Review Framework is a membership benefit that is free for Secondary Departmental members and Primary School members.
Celebrating excellence in design and technology teaching and learning
Designing and making usable products gives pupils a real sense of achievement. They benefit from experiencing their own progress and taking responsibility for their own learning.
Practice informed by high quality research is essential for the future of the subject. The Design and Technology Association runs a range of research initiatives.
Design and Technology job vacancies in the UK. Browse and apply.
The new single title Design and Technology GCSE, will be first taught from 2017 and examined 2019.
Below are three amazing masterclasses to really inspire you and help you catch up with some of the D&T content you missed during the last few years