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DEC! Levels 1, 2 and 3 attract league table points – approved for 2017

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.

A Sustainable School for DEC! Teachers

We’re always on the lookout for great resources to support our DEC! teachers, and came across the Supply Chain Sustainability School launch of their E learning modules for beginners.

We liked them so much, especially since they support DEC! learning at Level 1 and 2, we got in touch with the nice folks at SCS…

And here they are! Teachers simply register (for free!) and off they go!

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Turner & Townsend adopt two high-performing schools in a bid to tackle the construction industry skills shortage…

We’re thrilled to announce that T&T are now working with DEC students and teachers at both ends of the country!

T&T have ‘adopted’ two schools – one in the North East, the other in London – to help inspire the next generation to consider a career in construction, and to address a serious shortage of young British talent in the industry.

Marden High School in North Shields, one of the highest achieving schools in the North East, is the first school in the region to introduce an industry-supported qualification called Design Engineer Construct (DEC) onto its education curriculum.

They have also adopted Cardinal Wiseman School in Greenford, London, which was described in its latest Ofsted report as outstanding in terms of student behaviour.

They will support teachers and students at both schools as they work their way through an accredited curriculum to design a virtual eco-classroom.

The DEC programme offers students the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge relevant to the built environment and construction industry.

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Rousing applause for 16 year old keynote speaker at this year’s Education Estates event

Practically every day, the media reports on the mammoth task ahead of the Construction industry to secure skills now, and in years to come, so it was inspiring to hear from a winning team that is changing the way young people are educated and employed.

COYO’s Managing Director, Alison Watson, Laing O’Rourke’s Director of Sustainability, Caroline Blackman, and St Ambrose Barlow Head Teacher Ben Davis and DEC teacher Dan McDonagh presented a collaborative vision for the future, based on an impressive track record.

But the highlight of the day came from 16 year old student Daniel Bateson who has recently achieved a grade A in his Design Engineer Construct qualification at St Ambrose. Daniel has maintained a keen interest in Laing O’Rourke, taking up a two week work experience placement during the last Summer holidays and firmly setting his sights on a Cadet placement in the future.

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