Hands-on STE(A)M activities and taster courses to encourage young people into STE(A)M-based careers.

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EDT run successful university taster courses for students aged 16-17 in Year 12 and S5 (Scottish equivalent) who have an interest in creativity, problem solving, & STEM subjects – for those who want to look at the world, play a part to resolve critical issues to help our environment & create a better world. The courses are designed to increase confidence, help students make well informed decisions about their future & show STEM career paths to be accessible & exciting.  Headstart courses range from 4-5 days.


Our unique blend of learning and networking, whilst having fun, provides the perfect mix to understanding what type of career might lie ahead and help students make a more informed UCAS application. 

Our broad-based engineering courses give a flavour of many different aspects of engineering and our focus courses provide an insight into a variety of highly specialised fields.


What will be involved?

Headstart is accredited at Industrial Cadets Silver level.

Click here to find out how you can achieve other Industrial Cadets levels.

Who is it for?
How much does it cost?

What are the benefits of Headstart?

If you are a young person

If you are a partner/employer

If you are an educator


"This course gave me great insight into real life in the working world of STEM and I had fun along the way"

— Student

Get in touch

01707  871 505


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