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 to schools across England, Scotland and Wales.
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.
- TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Design, Engineer, Construct! The Digital Built Environment (RQF) – 603/1991/4
- TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Design, Engineer, Construct! The Digital Built Environment (RQF) – 603/1992/6
- TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Design, Engineer, Construct! The Digital Built Environment (RQF) – 603/1993/8
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 16 credits, while the Level 2 Certificate has an SCQF Level of 6, attracting 16 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.
The specification for the TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Design, Engineer, Construct! The Digital Built Environment can be found here.
The specification for the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Design, Engineer, Construct! The Digital Built Environment can be found here.
The specification for the TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Design, Engineer, Construct! The Digital Built Environment can be found here.
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Please find support letters from post-16 education providers here.
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