Design and Technology
Subject associations are a useful source of training, support and guidance.
The Design and Technology Association (DATA)
The Association state:
The Design and Technology Association supports high quality design, engineering and technology education. We are a membership organisation providing advice, support and training for D&T educators and we work with government, awarding bodies, Ofsted and other regulators, advising on the curriculum and lobbying on behalf of the subject. We work with employers and corporate partners to 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, developing students’ designing, making and problem-solving skills and their knowledge of design, electronics, computing, engineering, CAD/CAM, robotics, materials and textiles technology.