What is a Learning Destination?
Learning Destinations are places and organisations to
which children can 'travel' with their Passport To
Learning. They provide high quality learning activities
and experiences with a 'wow' factor and have passed the Children's
University's own quality assurance process (Planning for
Learning). A Learning Destination can range
from a museum to a farm or from an airport to a university as long
as the learning activity connects with Children's University
learning which is linked to actual university course provision as
exemplified through UCAS.
The status as a CU validated Learning Destination will
in principle last for 3 years and is as such a licence agreement
between the Children's University and the individual Learning
Destination. As part of the local Children's
University's monitoring and evaluation of learning activities
additional local CU support may be available to individual
Learning Destinations display the CU's Learning
Destination logo prominently in and outside their environment,
clearly visible to children who may want to use their Passport
To Learning there. Learning Destinations are
also strongly encouraged to include the Learning
Destination logo on literature, letter headed paper and to
have a web link to the Children's University website.
Learning Destinations 'stamp' the child's Passport
To Learning in correspondence with the time a child has been
engaged in the validated learning activities within the
Learning Destination. This thereby contributes to
the child's record of achievements and CU certification.
Learning Destinations ensure attendance and evaluation
records related to CU activities can be available to the local and
national Children's University to assist in developments,
evaluation and research.
The Children's University
validation process assures the quality of the learning.
Matters of Health and Safety, Public Liability and Safeguarding
remain the responsibility of the learning provider. All
public Learning Destinations are expected to operate to their
statutory requirements in these areas. Given this, it is for
parents themselves to decide whether the quality of provision,
including Safeguarding of children, is sufficient and adequate
safeguards are in place. This is similar to what all parents
need to do when taking children to any public event or
How do I become a Learning Destination?
If your organisation can offer a potential learning opportunity
for the Children's University, please contact Kent Children's
University in the first instance.