Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title DEC: Design, Engineer and Construct A Level
Code KECG18
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Course Description

The course will take students through all aspects of the built environment and the processes to Design, Engineer and Construct a building. Site identification, stakeholder needs, Architecture, planning, structural engineering, landscape architecture, quantity surveying and project management.

They will develop a building using professional software (Autodesk REVIT) that will meet the needs of the people of Sheffield.

 Further Information about our courses including results

A number of the students have taken part in work experience with local Architects, project managers, quantity surveyors, structural and civil engineers.

One of our Y12 students secured a High level apprenticeship with Arup following a work placement.


A*-B = 100%

2018 -2019

A*-C = 100%


A*-C =100%



Course Content and Teaching Units

Unit 1: Defining a Sustainable Construction Project

12 credits (60 GLH)

Unit 2: Developing a Sustainable Construction Project

10 credits (60 GLH)

Unit 3: Support Design, Structural and Services aspects of a Sustainable Construction Project

8 credits (60 GLH)

Unit 4: Deliver Design, Structural and Services Aspects of a Sustainable Construction Project. 10 credits (60 GLH)

Unit 5: Lifecycle and Financial Planning for a Sustainable Construction Project

10 credits (60 GLH)

Unit 6: Evaluating and Documenting a Sustainable Construction Project

10 credits (60 GLH)

Financial Information

Free copy of Autodesk REVIT to use at home.

Trips, visits and extra-curricular 

Site visits to Kelham Island, ARUP & BDP companies.

Working with Engineers from our partners ARUP, lecturers and students from Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University.

Work experience can be arranged with multinational firms within different disciplines.

How will it be delivered?


Designing and modelling a sustainable building in Sheffield. Producing a design portfolio that explains all your decisions along the way. 50% of the course

A written exam of all the key terms and knowledge. 50% of the course

Entry requirements

5 in Maths and 5 in Product Design, Art or Geography

Level 2 Designing the Built Environment (ideal)

Your next steps...

Progression Opportunities

University to study:

Architecture, Architecture technology, Building Services Engineering, Built Environment, Civil Engineering Construction project management, Land Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Structural engineering, Town Planning,

High Level Apprenticeship within the Built Environment and construction