Where are ttp’s enrichment days held?

The venues we currently use are:

UCL Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL.

Imperial College London, Sherfield building, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2AZ.

Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

University of Warwick Art Centre, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL.

Maxwell Hall, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT.

The Camden Centre, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE

What age range are the enrichment days aimed at?

GCSE days are primarily aimed at Year 10 and Year 11 students but younger students are also welcome and will benefit from the day.

A-Level days are primarily aimed at Year 12 and Year 13 students but enthusiastic Year 10 and 11 students and gifted and talented younger students are also welcome and would benefit from the day.

Are the enrichment days just for A-Level students?

No, many of the days are equally suitable for IB or BTEC students. In addition, we offer GCSE enrichment days in Maths, Science and English.

What subjects do you cover?

GCSE Maths, Science, English

A-Level Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Physics, Product Design, Psychology and Sociology.

What is the format of the day?

Our enrichment days are held in lecture theatres. There are four or five presentations per day with breaks between most sessions. There is usually a degree of audience participation – for example – some students are asked  to come up on stage for particular activities; students may be asked to make objects with materials provided; and in one session (Psychology), students have previously been asked to dance in their seats!. Speakers may  include Q and A sessions and many are available during breaks so students can ask additional questions.  Activities are limited  to what is possible within a lecture theatre environment.

How do I book?

Schools and colleges should use the booking form on the subject page or send an email to office@thetrainingpartnership.org.uk or call us on 020 3008 6441. We will need to know the name and post code of your school, the subject and date and the number of student and staff tickets you require.

What do the tickets cost?

Tickets cost from £19 to £23 plus VAT (20%).  Some schools may be able to reclaim the VAT so please check with your finance department.

How many free staff tickets do I get?

There is one free staff ticket with each 10 paying students, so for example, if you book 30 student places, there will be 3 complimentary staff tickets available if you need them. If you book 29 student tickets, there will be 2 complimentary staff tickets.

What do extra staff tickets cost?

If you need more staff tickets than the complimentary allocation, the price is the same as for the students: £19 to £23 plus VAT (20%).

Can I book places just for teachers?

We are very sorry, but we are unable to take bookings from teachers on their own.  Our days are for the students and our speakers agree to participate in the way they do because the events are for the students.

Is there a minimum group size?

The minimum group size is 5 people including a member of staff.

Is there a maximum group size?

No. Group size is only limited by the availability of space.

When will we get the tickets?

A group ticket is sent as an email attachement approximately two weeks before the event.

When do we need to pay?

As soon as possible, but no later than 28 days before the study day date. This is also the cancellation deadline date.

How do we pay?

Our preferred method of payment is by bank transfer (see invoice or booking confirmation for details).  Payment can also be made by cheque made out to The Training Partnership and sent to our head office:  Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London W1W 8HS.

Can we amend the booking?

Yes, you may amend the booking as often as you like up until the amendment/cancellation deadline.  This is normally 28 days before the event date. Bookings made after the normal cut-off dates are dealt with on a case by case basis.  Full details are on the booking confirmation, please check this carefully as after the deadline, the school is liable for all the tickets that have been booked.

Can we get extra tickets after the deadline?

Yes, as long as there are places available, tickets may be requested right up to the day of the event.

Can we cancel the booking?

Yes, schools may cancel the booking up until the amendment/cancellation deadline which is 28 days before the event date. Bookings made after the normal cut-off dates are dealt with on a case by case basis.  Full details are on the booking confirmation, please check this carefully as after the deadline, the school is liable for all the tickets that have been booked.

Please note, we do not accept cancellations over the phone. This must be done by email or letter.

Are there exceptions to the cancellation policy?

Only if we can reallocate the tickets. Generally, however, if we have received a booking and do not hear from the school before the amendment/cancellation deadline, then we have to enforce the cancellation policy so that the costs are not passed on to other schools.  We adhere to our cancellation policy so as to minimise costs to all students and schools.

Can I get help with the risk assessment?

Yes, we can supply whatever health and safety/risk assessment documentation is available from the venues.

Is lunch included?

Lunch is not included. At all our venues there are places onsite to buy food and drink or to eat a packed lunch. We do advise bringing a packed lunch, as the venues’ cafes, and shops in the surrounding area, get quite busy at lunchtimes.

Do students need to bring any money?

If students are not bringing a packed lunch, they will need to bring money for food and drinks.  On some days, speakers may bring copies of their books to sell. These are generally offered at a very good price. Simon Singh and Michael Palin, for example have brought books and signed copies for the students in the past.

What should students bring?

Normally students do not need to bring anything specific, though a pen and paper will always be useful for taking notes.  If anything special is required, we will always let you know in advance.

Do students need to wear school uniform?

It is completely down to the individual school. We don’t have a specific dress code.

Where can we park?

For the Emmanuel centre, there is parking for cars and coaches nearby. Please consult the Parkopedia website for more detailed information. Further information here

For Friends House, there are parking metre facilities or longer term parking facilities under Euston station. Further details here

There are also several car parks close to Imperial College which are show on this map: Imperial Car Parking and Transport

Please note, our London venues are within the Congestion Charge zone, so this must also be paid.

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry – there is parking available on campus shown on this map. University of Warwick Campus Map

Salford University

Information about on-campus parking can be found here

For a broader range of parking options, please check here

You may find the Parkopedia website helpful for locating car parks for all of our venues:

Parkopedia

How do I get help with travel costs?

TFL offer a ‘school party travel scheme’, where schools sign up and apply for funding towards trips they have booked. Please see the link for more information and how to sign up.

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/travel-for-under-18s/school-parties

Virgin trains offer a ‘group discount’ of 20% off the ticket price when booking  in advance for three to nine people.  Please see the link for more information.

https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets/your-ticket/group-travel

GroupSave

GroupSave is a discount scheme for people travelling in groups. It is offered by mode rail companies. Information can be found about GroupSave and other discount options via the National Rail website here:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/46506.aspx

 Where is the nearest tube?

For the Emmanuel centre, the nearest tube stations are St James’s park or Westminster. It is a short walk from either to the venue. Victoria main line station is a 15 minute walk.

Friends House is a short walk from either Euston or Euston Square. The nearest main lines stations are Kings Cross and St Pancras international.

For Imperial College, the nearest tube station is South Kensington which is a 15 minute walk to the Great Hall.  Imperial College map

The Camden Centre is very close to Kings Cross and St Pancras international tube and mainline stations.

Are there facilities for students in a wheelchair?

Yes. Please let us know in advance so we can inform the venue.

The Emmanuel centre has a designated entrance for disabled access as well as an area in the auditorium for wheelchairs.

Friends house has a wheelchair accessible lift. The lift is also accessible directly from Euston Road to wheelchair users. In that case, people are required to use the intercom outside and let reception know they want to use it.

The Great Hall at Imperial is accessible by lift.

Are there facilities for students with hearing problems?

Yes, all our venues have an induction loop. Please let us know in advance if any of your students are hearing-impaired so we can let the venue know.

Are there facilities for students with visual impairment?

Let us know and we can reserve places for your school in the most suitable location.

 Are copies of the presentations available?

Normally, we do not send out copies of presentations.

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