Welcome to DEC School!

DEC School is the online learning platform supporting delivery of the award-winning Design Engineer Construct! learning programme. 

Developed with the best built environment professionals from around the world, DEC School gives you the chance to experience what it is like to work in this exciting sector.
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Julie Dakin, Metro & Civil Regional Director – Mott MacDonald

“We believe DEC offers strong routes to technical and professional occupations in architecture, engineering, digital technology and construction and have recruited apprentices directly from DEC schools.”

A FEW WORDS FROM DEC STUDENTS

"Studying DEC gave me an insight into the industry and what is expected of me as a young professional.

Not only did the course show me what the industry is like, it gave me the opportunity to get a step ahead in the work I needed for university." 
arnaldo, architecture student
at newcastle university
"I intended to become a doctor however, studying DEC I developed an interest in civil engineering.
A desire to make the world a better place for everyone grew within me and this ethical will inspired me to choose civil engineering as a career.”
ALIZAH, CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENT
AT HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY
“I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for DEC. My teacher always made sure we reached our full potential, and saw great achievement in our success. 
Each lesson with DEC was different, enjoyable and engaging and it made us eager to learn.”
SHANIA, CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
AT RENAKER BUILD
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Introduction to Civil Engineering

The perfect introduction to thinking like a built environment professional and Civil Engineer, and available free to use at DEC School! The course is packed full of interesting activities, suitable as an introduction to thinking about the built environment. 

The course was developed with colleagues from the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). It is a free resource from the ICE, suitable for students as young as Year 6 (age range 9+).

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Design a Home for Everyone

There has never been a more exciting time to join the architecture, engineering and construction community. Studying a DEC Award online will help you progress in the sector. Start your journey today and be part of this exciting future!

science - technology - engineering - arts - maths

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Design the COP VIP!

Congratulations! By registering for the Design the COP design challenge, you have become part of the DEC School community! We are pleased to welcome you here as a VIP guest. Click the buttons to have a look around.  
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DEC Sponsors

Congratulations! You have sponsored a school to deliver DEC Awards. Click on the link below to find out more.  
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DEC Adopters

Congratulations! You have adopted a school to deliver the DEC learning programme. Click on the link below to find out more.  
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DEC Champions

Congratulations! You have become a DEC champion and are truly educating the future of construction!

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BENEFITS OF THE DEC LEARNING PROGRAMME

Integrating modern education and teaching methods with the best the AEC community has to offer

QUALIFICATIONS

We work with TQUK to offer the best qualifications in digital and professional construction, uniquely aligned to RIBA Plan of Work.  

AWARDS

Our flexible, endorsed Awards can be used in the classroom, office or at home, for any ages from Primary through University. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Our work experience programmes can be delivered in the office, at home, or in a blended classroom environment, enabling young people around the world to understand architecture, engineering and construction careers.