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CPD in Design and Technology Education

Exploring the convergence of emerging digital technologies with teaching and learning and increase your ability to develop innovative, high quality strategies and approaches to teaching and learning in digital design and technology. It enables you to update your current knowledge and skills, to improve your career prospects and enhance the quality of your teaching.

Course description

This course aims to explore innovations in curriculum development and delivery and provide a welcome opportunity for teachers to get together and exchange ideas that work in the area of digital design and technology, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

It includes opportunities to gain accredited continuing professional development (CPD) and in-service training (INSET) in design and technology education with a special emphasis on the digital aspects of the subject.

You explore the convergence of emerging digital technologies and learning, by selecting from a programme of meetings and workshops. Each one of these is designed to support you in developing innovative, high-quality strategies and approaches to teaching and learning in digital design and technology.

Further information
For more information about the range of CPD courses on offer and the fee for each course, please contact John Lee on 0114225 2710, email j.c.lee@shu.ac.uk

To book a place on these courses please go to http://goo.gl/P8uDt7

Sheffield Hallam University is also a regional support hub and venue for a range of CPD courses administered by the Design and Technology Association. Details and booking arrangements for these courses can be found online at www.data.org.uk/training-and-events/south-yorkshire/#pager

Further information
For more information regarding our routes into teaching, including funding, placements, QTS skills tests and career prospects visit our teach site.

Course structure


Typical modules may include

CPD/INSET activities

Our programme of CPD/INSET activities changes regularly in response to contemporary developments, your group study may include
• a forum where you explore innovative ideas and approaches in design and technology with opportunities for you to reflect on issues in your own schools
• practical workshops to develop your personal capability in the use of a range of digital technologies to support design and technology focused activity in schools – these incorporate aspects of CADCAM, ECT and e-textiles
• workshops designed to support you in developing innovative, high quality strategies and approaches to design and technology focused teaching and learning in schools

Postgraduate courses

Details courses for heads of department and prospective heads of department can be found in the MA Design and Technology Education prospectus entry.

Assessment There is no formal assessment although certain courses are accredited and certificated.


By updating your skills and knowledge and strengthening your professional profile, you can take advantage of opportunities for promotion within the teaching profession.


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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs information

How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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