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! industry support applauded at NCE100 awards

The NCE100 awards, run by New Civil Engineer, is a new and exciting way of showcasing the best companies in civil engineering, with firms assessed on the cultures and competencies that matter most. The winners were announced on 11 May at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London.

Imagine our excitement when we heard that Mott MacDonald, who were nominated in the Future Engineer Category, won the Contribution to the Profession Award due to their partnership with COYO and support of the DEC! Adopt A School Scheme.

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BuroHappold and teachers are engineering a great future for students and industry

BuroHappold have adopted two schools through our Adopt A School scheme, and are doing some wonderful work at Beechen Cliff School in Bath and the Manchester Communications Academy.

BuroHappold folks are changing the world for the better, and we are in awe of what they do. We asked Sustainability Consultant Fergus Anderson from BH’s Manchester office to tell us a little bit about what his team has been up to with fab DEC! teacher Steve Taylor and his students.

Keep up the brilliant work everyone. This is a match made in heaven.

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