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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The journey of a DEC! student into a great British industry

National Apprenticeship Week is an appropriate time to post the impressive story of bright young man who, at the tender age of sixteen, has found himself in the cut and thrust of industry, after choosing an apprenticeship with our friends Mott MacDonald.

We encourage you to read Brad’s extraordinary story, and be inspired by the next generation of Design, Engineering and Construction professionals. It all started in a Year 9 Design Technology classroom a few years ago…

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HOPE BUILDS THE FUTURE – King Ecgbert’s ‘Team Hope: Timu Matumaini’ win the Class Of Your Own Parabongo Challenge

After months of commitment, five schools made it to the final judging of the Parabongo Challenge on 26th February at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Judges from the RICS, Engineers Without Borders, Liverpool John Moores University and Alison Hall from Seeds for Development, had the hard task of choosing a winner and runner up.

After four hours of deliberation, the judges made their unanimous decision to award first place to the team who called themselves ‘Timu Matumaini’ – Swahili for ‘Team Hope’ – from King Ecgbert School in Sheffield.

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