Where can my children earn Learning Credits?
In Kent and Medway, your children can
earn Learning Credits in five ways:
- Through their school's Validated extra-curricular
activities (if their school is part of Kent Children's
- By visiting one of the many hundreds of Learning Destinations
across the country. These can be accessed via the National Children's University's website.
- By taking part in activities with organisations who are
Validated Learning Partners (such as News for Schools, Badger
Bushcraft, Animate Arts etc) who run sessions for children across
- Through completion of Virtual Credit tasks. These are
promoted through the Facebook and Twitter
pages as well as the eNewsletters. These activities include Nature Detectives opportunities, KCU
Challenges, Reading Challenges and much more!
- By participating in a CU Live! lecture and workshop.
These sessions are organised by Kent Children's University
and are open to all children across the country, let alone
county. These activities take place in the February, Easter
and Summer holidays. Information about past and future
activities can be found through our Social Media channels and eNewsletters.
If you would like to recommend a potential Learning Destination
to us (a Brownie group, sports club, music teacher etc) please
complete the Recommendation
Form and return it to us. We will then make contact with
the organisation to see if they would like to become a Learning
Destination. Once the organisation has been through the
Validation process, they will be able to issue Learning Credits for
the activities your children have taken part in.
You could also take
this information to your existing club to let them know that
your children are part of Children's University!
For each hour of learning your children take part
in, they will receive 1 Learning
Credit! Their Passport to Learning would be
stamped with the relevant number of Learning Credits by the
Your children can earn these Learning Credits over time to
work towards the national certification levels:
For 30 Learning Credits, the certificate would be posted to the
school or home. For 65+ hours achieved, the children would be
invited to Graduate at one of the three universities in Kent.
Family members are invited as guests for that special