The PLACED Academy is a free to access, creative programme about the built environment for 14-18 year olds, empowering young people to shape the places we live, work and spend time.

The Academy is designed to increase participants’ self-esteem, break down barriers to professional careers through bringing participants and professionals together, expose participants to a variety of conventional and non-conventional career routes and develop a broad range of skills.

For 2021, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Environmental Academy, with funding secured from our primary funder, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Metro Mayor. The Environmental Academy will run between June and November 2021.

Applications are now open! Visit the The Programme and Apply pages to find out more.

We are currently looking for sponsors to support our Environmental Academy. Please head to Support the Academy to find out more.

It really helps with making new friends, finding out more about the built environment and what jobs it could lead you to in the future, and is a great thing to put on your CV!”

Amelia, 2020 Academy Participant 

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

Our Academy Programme would not be possible without the support and generosity of our partners and sponsors. Head to the Impact page to find out about our past supporters.



“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