The NLA Learning Programme inspires young people about London’s built environment and engages them with a variety of careers, encouraging and supporting diverse talent into the industry. We offer a range of exciting opportunities for young people to learn more about the built environment industry. We prioritise hands on learning experiences, such as creative workshops, mentoring and careers advice, model talks and tours.
Working with our extensive network of built environment professionals we can offer schools a comprehensive learning experience about a variety of careers. From architecture, urban design and planning, construction, surveyors, developers, project managers and engineers, we want young people to have access to resources and careers information so they can make informed decisions about their futures. We offer mentoring for students with our NextGen professionals who can help give practical guidance and advice. We work directly with schools to provide relevant lectures in line with the curriculum, to enhance students learning experience and give them access to real life case studies from inspiring speakers, with the chance to visit and study buildings, guided by industry professionals.
Creative workshops and practical hands-on learning opportunities engage students in collaborative practice with the industry, working to a design brief and making their ideas come to life through drawing and model making. Utilising our scale models of London and exhibition space we can bring the story of London’s historical and physical development to life and reveals a fascinating glimpse into the future of London’s skyline.
NLA works with The Harris Federation
to identify key learning opportunities that enhance the student experience and knowledge about the built environment. The Harris Federation is responsible for the education of one in 40 school children in London, with most of their academies located in areas of high socioeconomic disadvantage.Support the Learning Programme
Supporting the Learning Programme enables NLA to offer a range of exciting opportunities to young people to learn more about the built environment industry. We prioritise hands on learning experiences, such as creative workshops, mentoring and careers advice, model talks and tours.
We will update this page with more opportunities to get involved throughout the year!