An industry with innovation at its heart
You couldn’t find a more innovative industry than Construction and the Built Environment (C&BE).
Whether it’s embedding innovative IT technologies, the use of innovative construction methods, the innovative use of traditional, natural and recycled materials, or the creation of an innovative end product, the industry thrives on creative thinking.
Training today for the innovators of the future
Our Innovate programme includes Level 2 or 3 Construction and the Built Environment and Digital TechBacs alongside GCSEs and A-levels in ICT and Computing, and will prepare students for careers in Business Information Modelling (BIM) engineering, software development and IT engineering and management in the built environment.
As a Key Stage 4 student, you will use our state-of-the-art design technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Google Glass and other augmented reality devices in our Innovation Lab to visualise built environment plans in novel ways. Using the Virtuix Omni, you will even be able to walk through a virtual world!
At Key Stage 5, if you follow the Innovate pathway you will study ICT and/or Computing up to A-level in addition to your technical studies. You will develop your programming skills using Lego Mindstorms and Nao robots. You will extend your interaction with the built environment, developing smart technologies in our Maker Space using the Raspberry Pi and Arduino platforms.