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

Teachers find out more here

Universities find out more here

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Pride of Scotland at #YII2019

Pride of Scotland at #YII2019

A standing ovation took place at the Bentley Systems ‘Year In Infrastructure’ awards when young DEC students Faye, Alizah, Ryan and Wictor were called to the stage by none other than Chief Executive Greg Bentley to be presented with a ‘Special Recognition Award’ for their winning work on DEC Future Hyperloop.

The four, from Drummond Community High School, Edinburgh were joined on stage by Head Teacher Jodie Hannan and DEC Teacher Mark Holden. 
Watch this special video of those winning moments here:

A global education programme for the next generation of digital architecture, engineering and construction professionals.

The award-winning ‘Design Engineer Construct’ Learning Programme was created a decade ago by UK social business ‘Class Of Your Own’ (COYO).

Our focus on excellence in teaching and learning coupled with our commitment to bring together schools, universities and industry has resulted in the development of some incredible young talent for the digital age.

As Design Engineer Construct’ launches in schools around the world as a highly respected, STEAM focused curriculum, it is attracting significant support from some of the biggest names in industry.

We look forward to welcoming you on this unique and exciting journey…


DEC news

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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Geospatial trailblazer

It’s no surprise that our CEO Alison is over the moon to tell the world about the new Geospatial apprenticeship pathways just announced. COYO has worked closely with our lovely friends at Topcon Positioning, The Survey Association and Chartered Institute Of Civil Engineering Surveyors to support the introduction of surveying in our schools.

We’ve already got some great students lined up for a life less ordinary!


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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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