Funded STEM courses for teenagers promise career insight

Engineering charity, The Smallpiece Trust, has released details of new free or partially-funded residential, in-person and online courses for teenagers. The courses will provide hands-on activities to get young people working in teams to understand the real-life impact engineers make.

There are a range of courses available, such as:

  • A residential and non-residential three-day course in Aerospace Engineering at Kingston University for 14-15 year olds. The course will provide insight into modern aircraft design and provide an opportunity to speak to Virgin Atlantic engineers, use the Lear Jet Lab, and learn the basics of aircraft flight. The course will run between 31st May and 2nd June for non residential students, and 15th to 17th August for residential.
  • A residential course in Computing at Birmingham City University to run between the 10th and 12th of July. The course will boost knowledge of electronics and engineering and is available for year 12 students in England and Wales and year 13 students in Northern Ireland.
  • A residential course in Structural Engineering at Coventry University to run between the 25th and the 28th July. The course aims to provide insight into the daily life of a structural engineer and is open for year 12 students in England and Wales and Year 13 students in Northern Ireland.  

The Smallpiece trust receives funding from its founder Dr. Cosby Smallpeice and, as such, all courses are subsidised or free of charge. The charity is sometimes able to offer fully-funded places to young people, if the cost is a barrier to attendance. Please see the Parents FAQ for more details.

For more information on the timetable and the courses themselves please see the following link: