The Design and Technology Association

The Design and Technology Association

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  • Education

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


The Design and Technology Association supports, develops and promotes high quality design and technology teaching and learning as an essential part of the rounded education of all young people. We also aim to link all schools and students with the world of business, manufacturing and industry and lobby government and key decision makers to ensure that the subject’s value is recognised and supported.


We work closely with government, awarding bodies, Ofsted and other regulators, advising on the curriculum and lobbying on behalf of the subject. We also work with employers and corporate partners to help promote the value of the subject and the range of careers and opportunities to which it can lead. We specialise in developing links between education and industry to mutual benefit. Design and technology pupils develop designing and making skills, learn about electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, robotics, materials and textiles technology. They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.

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