The DASBE platform will be a resource for the construction industry to find relevant accredited training courses in both academia and industry.
As part of this initiative, DASBE will create and launch an innovative and unique Digital Platform (the Platform) to enable learners to undertake a range of programmes ranging from Level 6 to Level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Programme awards will vary from micro-accreditation (including digital badges), and Special Purpose (Certificates), to Minor and Major awards.
Programmes will be hosted on the Platform, or redirect links will provide access to the Programme Provider’s institutional Learner Management System (LMS) and direct programme content. Programmes will focus on specific topics, and the needs and requirements of the construction sector, including low energy buildings design, and the application of Virtual Reality in building surveying.
The DASBE Project’s primary objective is to reduce the education and training skills gap that has arisen in the construction sector. As part of this primary objective, and in collaboration with the DASBE consortium, the Digital Platform will centralise, support, and deliver many of the educational requirements needed to address the gap.
The DASBE Project will:
Currently, there is no national central portal through which construction workers and professionals can access and engage in upskilling on matters relevant to sustainability, including energy efficiency and circular economy.
The primary functional driver of the website and Platform is understanding how the target audience will utilise the Platform. The website and by extension the Platform will add value to the learner, by delivering a personalised experience that is helpful, impactful, and relevant to the learner on their individual educational journey
The DASBE Project utilizes a highly innovative and transformative model using collaborative approaches
that are informed by best practice internationally. Current and future workers in the construction sector
require education and training opportunities that are flexible, accessible, and responsive to the ever-changing demands of the industry.
As an integral part of this solution, the Digital Platform will provide a supportive and centralised location
to access the high-quality, and construction-related educational content being developed by the
consortium institutions. Having a centralised location for the information and delivery, not only combines
resources and ensures that no two institutions are offering the same programmes, but additionally,
ensures that the programmes are made available to as many learners in the construction sector as
DASBE is about connecting institutions and industry and bringing these partner groups together to collaboratively resolve the education skills gap that is currently impacting the construction sector. Developing this integrated network will mutually reinforce the connections between industry requirements and institutional programme delivery.
This unique collaboration aims to be agile and responsive to the upskilling needs of the construction industry enabling professionals, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Manufacturers and Workersto upskill and gain new knowledge in a cost effective, worker-centric learning environment.