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.

The Academy was launched in 2019, and we have seen 126 graduates to date. Our fourth programme, the Environmental Academy, ran from June – November 2021 with funding secured from our primary funder, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Metro Mayor. You can view the fantastic work produced by our cohort here.

If you would like to know about future Academy programmes and how you can apply, you can sign up to our young person mailing list here.

If you would like to support a future Academy programme, please head to Support the Academy to find out more.

“The PLACED Academy is an incredible opportunity that you shouldn’t pass up, the skills, knowledge, connections and most importantly fun that these events will present you with is not something to be ignored! It’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that you will come to regret should you not take this chance to expand your horizons.

Lori, 2019-20 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.

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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