Design Engineer Construct

Design Engineer Construct!® (DEC) is a learning programme aimed at secondary-school students that has been expertly developed to create and inspire the next generation of Built Environment professionals.

Training Qualifications UK is delighted to be partnering with Class Of Your Own in the delivery of these programmes of learning which are available for delivery to schools across the world. 

How does it work?

Through a project-based approach, DEC applies pure academic subjects to the latest construction industry practices. The result? Young people with real-world practical experience and employable skills.

There is little public understanding of Built Environment professions and few young people aspire to a career in this vital sector to the British and global economy. DEC schools and industry will educate and train future workforce and change the lives of young people.

Supported by industry leaders, professional bodies and progressive universities, DEC delivers an inspiring programme that is up to date and in-demand by the very people who will employ our children.

Classroom to career

The beauty of DEC learning programmes is that the skills acquired throughout the course are easily transferable to other subjects.

Integral to the activities within the DEC programme are good standards for numeracy and literacy. Each learning task contains opportunities to explore, demonstrate and develop mathematical knowledge by understanding its application to the world of work.

Similarly, literacy skills are enhanced by integrated opportunities to prepare oral and written reports, presentations, feedback and other types of language-based outcomes many of which are presented to industry specialists. DEC also enables learners to explore some of the key themes that challenge society in general through particular examples and projects within the built environment sector.

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.

Class of Your Own encourage all their students to progress and work 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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The Level 1 Certificate in Design, Engineer, Construct! and Level 2 Certificate in Design, Engineer, Construct! have been credit rated by the City of Glasgow College to sit on the SCQF framework. The Level 1 certificate has an SCQF Level of 5, attracting 24 credits, while the Level 2 Certificate has an SCQF Level of 6, attracting 24 credits. This information can also be found here.

The Level 3 Diploma in Design, Engineer, Construct! attracts full UCAS points. More information can be found here.


Want to know more about Design Engineer Construct fees? Click the button below for the full fees document.

Support letters

Please find support letters from Higher Education Institutions here.

Please find support letters from post-16 education providers here.

Please find support letters from leading employers and professional bodies here.

For any further enquiries please contact us via or 03333 583 344.

“It’s a two-way thing; we gain out of the experience and partnership as much as the pupils and teachers do.”
Suzanne Graham
Turner & Townsend

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