How does Children's University Scotland work?
We provide a way to recognise and celebrate learning that takes place outside the classroom.
We give children aged 5-14 a Passport to Learning. They use this to collect credits for taking part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These could be in school (but before or after normal lessons), or outside school at evenings, weekends and during holidays. The children decide what activities they would like to collect credits for based on what they enjoy doing – and often they don’t need to do anything new. There is no pressure to collect credits, and there are no exams.
When children collect enough credits they gain certificates and awards, presented at a Children's University graduation at one of our local centres.
Children's University connects the dots between school, family and community learning.Find out more about how it works