Are Smallpeice Trust courses any good?

(9 Posts)
Decorhate Tue 05-Jun-18 19:46:23

Just had an email with details of a course at a local uni in the subject ds is planning to apply for. It seems a bit pricy (is residential though we are near enough for ds to go home each day)

Has anyone's dc done one of these courses?

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voilets Tue 05-Jun-18 20:01:01

Very good indeed. Inspired my son to want to go to uni and do his course. Loved it so much is now at same uni and enjoying himself. Boosted personal statement too.

OddBoots Tue 05-Jun-18 20:04:51

Very good, lots of hands on experience and learning.

We have always had to travel to take the children to them so the residential aspect was essential so it felt better value than it would to you being close but the overnight aspects are valuable too as part of the whole feel of it.

bionicnemonic Tue 05-Jun-18 20:25:40

Hijacked thread alert!
Does anyone know of any smiliar institutions that run courses? Thank you!

Decorhate Tue 05-Jun-18 20:25:58

Thanks both. I'll get ds to look at the course & see if he wants to do it. He already has a free taster day in a London uni for a slightly different (though related course)

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NewIdeasToday Tue 05-Jun-18 20:32:21

Yes very good. Well run interesting. The residential part is great for helping kids understand a bit more about the university experience.

thesandwich Tue 05-Jun-18 21:57:59

Many unis do taster days including oxford and Cambridge. Also headstart courses by entrust for STEM courses and small piece trust.


Decorhate Wed 06-Jun-18 07:20:56

Bionic if your dc can get to London there are lots on this website

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bionicnemonic Wed 06-Jun-18 07:32:56

Thank you Decorhate
And thanks op for the original idea

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