The PLACED Academy is a FREE to access, creative programme about the built environment for 14-18 year olds. This programme is designed to increase participants’ self-esteem, break down barriers to professional careers through bringing participants and professionals together, exposing participants to a variety of conventional and non-conventional routes to your career goals and developing a broad range of skills.

Our first Academy programme was delivered between July 2019 and April 2020 as a series of face-to-face activities and workshops. In light of COVID-19, the Academy 2020-21 will be transitioned online to a 10-week programme, ensuring creativity, collaboration and confidence-building is at the heart of our activities.

If you are looking for a creative programme that supports you in helping to shape the places we live, work and spend time, then the PLACED Academy is for you!

“I’d encourage someone to take part as not only to you learn about the built environment, you also learn transferable life skills”. 

Grace, Academy Participant 

This is a programme from PLACED, a social enterprise delivering creative education and engagement programmes about the built environment across the North West.

The 2020-21 programme would not be possible without the support and generosity of our partners and sponsors listed below. Click on their logos to find out more information about them.

2020-21 Partners





2020-21 Sponsors

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“Do it. It opens so many doors and gives you a better understanding of the built environment. Plus, it lets you meet new interesting people who have passion for the built environment like you”. 

Liam, Academy Participant