The Fully Electric Challenge online course

Course availability – Whilst paid places for males are now full, if you have a sponsored code for this event, please apply. There are still places for females.

Interested in tackling climate change? From Marketing to Maths, Physics to Policy makers, Chemistry to Computer science - these are vital.

The Fully Electric Challenge online course for current Year 11s (S5 Scotland and Year 12 NI) aims to give students an overview of the electrification of transport and how this translates to the electrification of wider society. Students will have the opportunity to design and build an electric vehicle from the ground up using engineering concepts and processes. In teams, pitch your design to your peers and sell the features of your optimised design. The course will provide valuable insight into the variety of career paths you can pursue to contribute to a more sustainable future.

The Fully Electric Pack, sent in advance, consists of; a kit to build an electric vehicle, pre-information, instructions, and guides to activities.

Equipment required:
Pen/pencil, notepad, screwdriver, scissors, ruler, smartphone.
Working laptop/PC with internet access.

Please note the original dates for this course have been changed to the following - Course session timings: 9 – 11 Aug + 13th August 2021 (12 Aug off due to GCSE results). Each day: 09:30 – 13:30 hrs.


09 Aug - 13 Aug 2021
Start time: 09:30 hrs
Finish time: 13:30 hrs


Delivery by The SmallpeiceTrust/WMG with any kit sent in advance via post.




* If cost is a barrier please see our FAQ for more details.


Learn about the motivations for electrification and the past, present and future of energy production and storage. Attend masterclasses to understand the design engineering requirements of a future electric vehicle and how it might integrate with a modern electrical network. Gain an insight into the fundamentals of a circular economy and how this can reduce our reliance on raw materials. Find out about the pioneering work of the Faraday Institution in creating better batteries for a sustainable future and recognise how a collaborative global effort is accelerating action against climate change such as the upcoming COP26 Conference.

These topics may be subject to change due to speaker availability.

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