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. 

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 2018/19

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Starting salary of up to

£28k*

once qualified

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Train to Teach Newcastle University

24 February 2018 13:00

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

Newcastle upon Tyne

Train to Teach Blackpool

27 February 2018 16:30

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

Blackpool

Train to Teach Bristol

28 February 2018 16:30

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

Bristol

Train to Teach Leicester

01 March 2018 16:30

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

Leicester