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Learning Destinations

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 (CU) 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 on the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website.

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.

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 local 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.  In Kent, this stamp is known as a Learning Credit.

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.