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 on www.ucas.ac.uk/students/coursesearch/.
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
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
If your organisation can offer a potential learning opportunity
for the Children's University, please contact your local
Children's University Manager in the first instance.