Skills Development Scotland


A new programme called ‘STEM’ has been added to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). This programme is called “Design Engineer Construct” and is driven by Alison Watson, who also founded social business ‘Class of Your Own’ in 2009.

Alison wanted to create a student engagement programme that would let all people find out more about the technical and professional roles in the Built Environment sector in a real way.

This started as a fun workshop for secondary school children and has now became “Design Engineer Construct” – an 11-18 programme with qualifications that offer a new project-based approach to learning which is both challenging and rewarding.