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 £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London. You'll also have lots of opportunities for rapid career progression and pay increases.
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.
17 April 2018 16:30
This event in Doncaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
02 May 2018 16:30
This event in Derby will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
24 May 2018 16:00
This event in London will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
24 March 2018 10:00
Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.