Where and when is it? 

The Digital Academy 2021 will be based online and open to young people across the North West and beyond. You can apply if you will be in years 10-13 in the 2021-22 Academic Year. Dates will be released soon.

Sessions last for 2 hours on a weekday evening and you will also be set tasks of between 1 – 2 hours to complete in-between sessions. We aim to cover a variety of topics such as housing, interior design, architecture and landscaping so you can follow or discover something that peaks your interest.

What do I need to take part?

The weekly sessions will take place over video conferencing software, Zoom. We will use this software to talk together, meet the cohort, meet invited speakers and mentors, learn new skills and undertake projects.

Ideally you will need access to a laptop or computer to take part in the Academy, but if you do not have access to this you can use a smartphone. Throughout the programme, we will inform you of any additional software or programmes you may be asked to use, all of which will be free.

All participants are supplied with a basic materials pack including paper, pens and a sketchbook so you have somewhere to do your designs. You are also able to work with digital software if this is what you prefer.

How do I graduate from the programme?

We ask that you commit to at least 80% of the live-sessions for the 10 week programme. This is because you will be working as part of a group throughout the Academy. If you are unable to attend a live-session for any reason, you will be given the opportunity to complete activities in your own time.

The programme will result in an online presentation of your group project to our Partners and Sponsors.

Join us

Please check back for the dates of the 2021 programme.

If you have any questions about the Academy, please contact

We look forward to hearing from you!