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Design and technology

Training to teach design and technology

Design and technology (D&T) is a multifaceted, dynamic subject that not only teaches pupils an array of skills that they can develop into exciting careers, but also allows them to put their learning from other areas of the curriculum into practice.

As a D&T teacher, you’ll nurture pupils’ creativity and teach them the skills to not only come up with brilliant ideas, but to turn them into a reality. By doing so, you’ll be teaching a subject that complements their wider learning and brings it to life in practical terms – from maths and science to computing and art.

You’ll encourage pupils to be resourceful, innovative and enterprising as they solve real and relevant problems. This means developing the essential skills young people need for everyday life, and unlocking their ability to be the designers and innovators of tomorrow.

And once you’ve qualified, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London. You'll also have lots of opportunities for rapid career progression and pay increases. 

Support available

If you’ve got the passion and skills to inspire young people, you could be eligible for a tax-free training bursary of up to £12,000. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First. 

If your degree isn’t in D&T, or you need to brush up on your skills, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training.

Get tax-free financial support of up to £12k

as a trainee D&T teacher in 2017/18

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Starting salary of up to

£28k*

once qualified

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Train to Teach York

28 January 2017 10:00

This event in York will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

York

Train to Teach Nottingham

02 February 2017 16:30

This event in Nottingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Nottingham

Train to Teach Birmingham

04 February 2017 09:30

This event in Birmingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Birmingham

Train to Teach Peterborough

08 February 2017 16:30

This event in Peterborough will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Peterborough