CITB has developed three CREST challenges for construction and the built environment

What is the CREST Award scheme?

The CREST Award scheme is managed by the British Science Association and helps young people to discover their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Many CREST projects develop students’ knowledge and skills, supporting their attainment in national curriculum subjects and qualifications.

CREST Awards are highly regarded and are the only STEM scheme endorsed by UCAS for students to highlight in personal statements.

What CREST challenges are available?

  • The Sustainable Communities CREST Challenge supports delivery of the BTEC Introductory/First Diploma in Construction and is suitable for 14-16 year olds and 11-14 year-olds. The challenge invites students to develop a housing plan for a 2000m2 site including 10 homes using a minimum level of sustainable materials and techniques.
  • The Building Bridges CREST Challenge supports the Science, Maths and Design Technology curriculum and is suitable for 14-16 year olds and 11- 14 year olds. The challenge focuses on key construction industry issues and encouraging young people to explore the construction career opportunities available to them in the industry.
  • The Casement Park SOS CREST Challenge supports. The challenge invites students to create a newspaper report about the transformation of Casement Park stadium into a sustainable outreach shelter with focus on the challenges of water supply, transport links, building structures, energy, waste management and underground works.
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