DEC Connect & Extend Awards ARE HERE! - Easy to deliver projects to inspire future STEAM professionals in the classroom or workplace


Who Benefits?

DEC! and Young People

If someone says “Construction Career” to you, what springs to mind?… Bricklayer, Joiner, Plumber?

Would it surprise you to learn there are lots of other exciting professional careers in the Construction Industry (or Built Environment as it’s professionally known) that may not have the correctly skilled people to fill them, because young people, and even teachers, don’t know about them? Would it also surprise you to learn that, until now, there has been no dedicated curriculum to encourage young people, like you, to explore these professional careers.

Whether you’re mad about maths, or crazy about creativity, Design Engineer Construct!® offers something for everyone. Your journey to an exciting and challenging career starts here…

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DEC! and Schools

DEC! inspires students providing them with valuable opportunities throughout their education to gain the knowledge and practical skills they’ll need to embark on an exciting career in the construction industry.

DEC! provides qualification routes that raise achievement in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, and offers highly prized performance table points.

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DEC! and Universities

Many of the students undertaking the Design Engineer Construct!® programme aspire to go to University, either via the traditional full time route, or part time via a recognised employer / apprenticeship scheme.

We encourage all our students to progress and are working with some of the most progressive Schools of Engineering, Architecture and the Built Environment to ensure that they are learning the most up to date syllabus in order to prepare them to hit the ground running in Year One.

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DEC! and Industry

Design Engineer Construct!® provides a platform for industry to take the lead in bridging professional skills gaps and inspire thousands of children to “think like Engineers” by supporting schools in their locality.

This unique learning programme offers all organisations, irrespective of size, to directly contribute relevance and context to learning in schools. It provides an opportunity for genuine student engagement leading to recognised qualifications, resulting in a ‘home grown’ talent pipe of work ready, knowledgeable young professionals.

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