Hi, I have both a BTEC National Diploma in Fine Art and a BA Hons in Architecture with RIBA Part 1 qualification. As someone thinking about training as a teacher (PGCE or GTTP) I am unsure where my skills are best placed. Would I be best placed as an Art & Design Teacher or as a Design Technology Teacher? Therefore I am keen to hear from anyone who works within an Art Department or a Design Technology Department at a secondary school or FE college. I left school back in 1998 and at that time Design Technology was namely focused on wood and metal work, but through some research I have seen that this subject has changed quite radically in some schools and now incorporate Graphic Design, 3D & Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology. Though at some schools I can see that architecture is quite heavily focused on as a subject within the Art & Design curriculum. Last summer I undertook 6 weeks teaching experience within a great art department at a high achieving coeducational school. The students were fantastic and though most of them were interested in Fine Art there were a few who were applying to study architecture. I felt I was able to engage with them all whether it was in painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, photography or architecture. I just want to be sure that I am not missing something having not experienced teaching within a Design & Technology Department. If you can offer any helpful advise or experience I look forward to hearing from you.