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“my own little methods” [GLOR] 

There was no prescribed course of education that Sherlock Holmes could take at university to prepare him for his eventual career.

Recall that his post-secondary education didn't even last long: "during the two years I was at college." ['The Gloria Scott']

Like some of the best entrepreneurs, he cobbled together what he needed at school, and then by immersing himself in various areas of interest once he was out on his own. 

That is why I have chosen my own particular profession,—or rather created it,” he told Watson in The Sign of Four.

One of his areas of training was acting, And it was clear from the admiration of a number of friends and foes alike, that Sherlock Holmes's acting talent was considerable:

“The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.” — Watson, in 'A Scandal in Bohemia'

“You would have made an actor, and a rare one. You had the proper workhouse cough, and those weak legs of yours are worth ten pound a week.” — Athelney Jones, The Sign of Four

“Really, sir, you compliment me. Old Baron Dowson said the night before he was hanged that in my case what the law had gained the stage had lost. And now you give my little impersonations your kindly praise?” — Holmes, in 'The Mazarin Stone'

Would Sherlock Holmes have gotten such rave reviews had he performed in the West End? Who's to know?

But of course he was already practicing this skill at Baker Street Elementary...

Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.