Design Engineer Construct! now approved for schools in England, Scotland and Wales x

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DEC! Levels 1, 2 and 3 attract league table points – approved for 2018

EQUAL to GCSE A*-C and A Level A*-E

Design Engineer Construct!® (DEC!) is an accredited learning programme for secondary-school age students and has been expertly developed to create and inspire the next generation of Built Environment professionals. Through a project-based approach, DEC! applies pure academic subjects to the latest construction industry practices. The result is young people with real-world practical experience and employability skills. FIND OUT MORE >

New STEM schools programme added to SCQF

Design Engineer Construct!® has now been formally recognised in Scotland thanks to the key support of the Chartered Institute of Building, and is already piloting in Drummond High School in Edinburgh, Garnock Academy in Kilbirnie, and St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock where student take up and attitude has been impressive.

Comprising an introductory and intermediate programme of study, DEC! has been credit rated onto the SCQF by SQA’s Credit Rating Service at SCQF Levels 4 and 6, both carrying 16 credits. SCQF levels 4 and 6 correspond to level 2 and 4 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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DEC! students present on Samsung stand at BETT show and make new industry connections

Year 13 DEC! students from Future Tech Studio presented on the Samsung stand at this year’s BETT Show. The invitation came in recognition of the group’s high ability and enthusiasm for learning about design, engineering and construction.

Samsung were looking for cohorts of students and teachers who could demonstrate how they utilise the latest technology in their lessons; an activity which is intrinsic to the DEC! learning programme.

The students demonstrated the flexibility of Samsung touchscreens showing off their Revit skills and the use of multimedia content throughout the design process. Professional, polite and enthusiastic, they had very positive feedback from visitors to the stand and industry experts.

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DEC! kick-off in Turner Townsend office

As part of the ‘Adopt a School’ programme, Turner Townsend welcomed students from Cardinal Wiseman Secondary School to their London office, to learn about Built Environment careers.

Since September 2015, they have been supporting students and teachers as part of the DEC! curriculum. As part of the ‘Adopt a School’ programme, they have embarked on their second year of sponsoring Cardinal Wiseman Secondary School in Ealing, West London. Creating opportunities for children and young people is one of the primary objectives of their community value corporate social responsibility pillar.

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