The DEC learning programme offers an academic, cross curricular approach to project based learning, and particularly focusing on real world applications of maths, science and English. It provides qualifications for young people who aspire towards a career in architecture, engineering and construction. Pupils can study DEC from Year 7 through to Year 13 and progress into university, thanks to UCAS points for the Level 3 qualification, and also access a wide range of advanced and higher apprenticeships with BAM and other globally recognised leading AEC companies.
BAM’s involvement with the DEC programme came via creators Class of Your Own (COYO), an organisation that encourages ‘school adoption’ by industry, and the contractor now joins the likes of Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, Arup and Aecom.
BAM is behind many multi-million pound schemes in Leeds and across the region, including the north east of England. The organisation is currently building Sheffield Retail Quarter and the new offices for Leeds City Council, Merrion House, and is behind scores of recent buildings such as Huddersfield Leisure Centre.