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Where can my children earn Learning Credits?


In Kent and Medway, your children can earn Learning Credits in five ways: 

  1. Through their school's Validated extra-curricular activities (if their school is part of Kent Children's University
  2. 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.
  3. 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 the county
  4. Through compleition 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!
  5. 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 relevant organisation/setting:




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 moment!