THIS COURSE IS FOR SENIOR PHASE PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Design Engineer Construct (DEC):
The Digital Built Environment
This is an accredited programme supported by industry leaders &
professional bodies which has been developed to inspire and create the next
generation of Built Environment Professionals and provides embedded
opportunities to develop the essential skills to embark on a successful
professional or technical career.
DEC2 offers a new and innovative project based approach to learning that
applies pure academic subject to the latest construction and industry
practices. Learners will develop knowledge and skills by undertaking a
sustainable building project and, through workshops, have guaranteed face to
face engagement with industry professionals.
As a fundamental part of the curriculum programme, students
undertake workshops led by industry professionals. Learners develop, design,
deliver and evaluate a fit for purpose, functional building. Their building
should be highly sustainable and inclusive to be used by the local community.
Building types, they might consider are:
- a community health centre
a scout and guide hut
a nursery/child care centre
a community sports centre
There are many opportunities for cross-curricular learning
including explicit opportunities for Maths, English and Science as well as for
other aspects of the wider curriculum such as Citizenship and PSE.
- Defining a sustainable construction project
- Developing a sustainable construction project
- Delivering a sustainable construction project
- Evaluating a sustainable construction project
Learners are empowered to take ownership of their own project, focusing on a justifiable need for a community. We recommend they are also given the opportunity to liaise with their client the local community itself - through the involvement of learners families, teachers and governors.
Where possible, we recommend learners are given access to professional volunteers e.g. through the Class Of Your Own Adopt A School scheme and Professional Body outreach programmes.
Design Engineer Construct (DEC) level 1 and Two National 5s from English, Maths, Science or Graphic Communications
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
The qualification is assessed by a combination of:
• An internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio (50%)
• An externally set and externally marked examination (50%)
The externally set and marked exams will take place on a date published in advance by TQUK.
Progression And Articulation Routes
On successful completion of this programme, pupils can apply to college for:
DEC Level 3; HND Architectural Technology year 1 or HND Civil Engineering year 1, provided the qualification is supported by a Maths grade A-C higher qualification.
Successful applicants may also be able access university with associated Highers
This course provides access to a wide range of career pathways including:
• Civil, Structural and Building Services Engineering
• Construction Project Management
• Quantity Surveying and Cost Management
• Architecture and Architectural Technology
• Geospatial and Property Surveying
Tuesday and Thursday in line with SCP