About the Wates Group


A number of organisations have been interested in the development of this website, and have provided encouragement and constructive feedback during the process:

“Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.”


“ConstructionSkills is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry. As a leading Sector Skills Council, ConstructionSkills understands the needs of employers and works to ensure a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce. It provides advice, courses and funds for training to help improve construction businesses. ConstructionSkills actively encourages young people to take up a career in construction. They are one of the leading apprenticeship providers and run the Inspire Scholarship Scheme for students on a construction related degree.”


“Ensuring that all young people, regardless of background, are encouraged to understand the excitement and importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their lives, and the career opportunities to which the STEM subjects can lead; Helping all schools and colleges across the UK understand the range of STEM Enhancement & Enrichment opportunities available to them and the benefits these can bring to everyone involved; Encouraging business, organisations and individuals wanting to support young people in STEM to target their efforts and resources in a way that will deliver the best results for them and young people.”


“With over 13,000 students choosing to study with us each year, we are one of the largest providers of Further and Higher Education courses in the South East. This means greater choice for you. With more than 600 qualifications to choose from, we are sure you will find a course which is of interest to you. There are three colleges which together form Croydon College. These colleges have been developed to ensure that the courses on offer, the style of teaching and the way the college is run are right for the students that attend each college. Each college is supported by a well developed and successful Skills for Life programme, which ensures that, where necessary, your language, literacy and numeracy skills are improved enabling you to succeed in the qualifications you are studying. All of our courses are delivered by staff with a variety of educational and industrial experiences that will help you achieve and succeed in your personal and career ambitions."


Information based on the Design Quality Indicator included with the kind permission of William Hawkins and James Beevers, from the DQI Team. “The DQI was developed and is managed by the Construction Industry Council.”