DEC Awards

Inspire and empower young people to think like Architecture, Engineering and Construction professionals, with our exciting project-based learning challenges

DISCOVER CONNECT EXTEND

DEC Awards give children and young people the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exciting world of the Built Environment – they learn to design, engineer and construct a range of extraordinary projects, from spy-themed hotels and live music venues to riverside facilities and village schools.

Fully supported STEM/STEAM projects
DEC Awards are perfect for use in school clubs, as enrichment activities and are now available for home learning

Designed to be flexible
Each challenge can be adapted to the needs of your school and your learners. Teacher-assessed, with easy-to-use assessment criteria, once successfully completed, teachers can apply for certificates to claim Learners’ Awards.

Learning experience and pathway
DEC Awards provide an ideal opportunity to prepare for the multi-award-winning Design Engineer Construct!® Learning Programmes.

  • STEM/STEAM projects
    for future professionals
  • Great for extra-curricular STEM/STEAM activities

  • Home learning option

  • Portfolio development for progression and transition
  • Explore a whole new world of career pathways

Scheme for learning and project briefs

INCLUDED WITH EVERY AWARD

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DEC DISCOVER AWARD

SOS: Sustainable Outreach Shelter Challenge
Learners imagine themselves as Engineers and create a newspaper article describing how they’ve transformed a stadium into a place that provides shelter for those who need it most.

Who is DEC DISCOVER Award for?
A perfect bite-sized project to introduce young people to the exciting world of the Built Environment for the first time. Suitable for learners up to 16 years of age – a great addition to their CVs.

Resource pack:
Challenge Brief, Teacher/Parent Guidance, Completion Certificate.

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DEC CONNECT AWARDS

Who are DEC CONNECT Awards for?
These entry-level design challenges are for learners with little to no experience of the Built Environment – typically, but not exclusively, up to 16 years of age.

Certified by TQUK and endorsed by Industry
DEC CONNECT Awards are mapped to International Baccalaureate MYP (Middle Years Programme) Design Curriculum for Year 3.

Resource Pack:
Student Brief, Scheme for Learning, Student Report Templates and TQUK Endorsed Certificates​.

DEC Connect Awards can be purchased through our dedicated DEC Central platform please contact support@classofyourown.com for details.

  • Design a Home for Everyone

  • Design a Restaurant

  • Design a River Facility

  • Design a Village School

DEC Connect Award - A Home for Everyone design brief cover

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DEC Connect Award - Restaurant design brief cover

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DEC Connect Award - Riverside Facility design brief cover

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DEC Connect Award - Village School in Uganda design brief cover

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DEC EXTEND AWARDS

Who are DEC EXTEND Awards for?
These progressive design challenges are for learners with some experience of the Built Environment – typically, but not exclusively, up to 16 years of age. They can also be used to teach digital engineering alongside trades in further education settings and apprenticeships.

Certified by TQUK and endorsed by Industry
DEC EXTEND Awards are mapped to International Baccalaureate MYP (Middle Years Programme) Design Curriculum for Year 5.

Resource Pack:
Student Brief, Scheme for Learning, Student Report Templates and TQUK Endorsed Certificates​.

DEC Connect Awards can be purchased through our dedicated DEC Central platform please contact support@classofyourown.com for details.

  • Design an Underground Hotel
  • Design Student Accommodation

DEC Extend Award - Underground Hotel design brief cover

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DEC Extend Award - Student Accommodation design brief cover

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Email support@classofyourown.com or call +44 (0)1282 680946