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Your Passport To Learning

Discover how to use yours here!

Your Passport to Exciting Opportunities

You'll get your very own Passport to Learning when you join Children's University Scotland. It looks just like a normal passport, but you use it to collect Children's University credits.

 

What to use your Passport for...

Your record of your learning journey

When you take part in an activity, get your Passport stamped to earn a credit.

Proof of membership

It’s almost as official as a 'real' passport (but you’ll still need a real one when you go on holiday).

FREE ENTRY AND DISCOUNTS

Your Passport gets you money off or free entry at some learning venues

LET’S CELEBRATE

Look back at all the places you’ve visited and all the things you’ve done and reflect on your amazing achievements!

Recording credits in your Passport to Learning

 

It's really easy to record your learning in your passport. We recommend you bring it with you when you take part in learning activities outside normal class time - at school, at venues near you - even at home. Then you can fill in the passport as you go!

 

When you finish an activity, write the date and activity name in your passport – it will take up one row. Then ask an activity leader to approve it with a stamp, a sticker or a signature.

 

Afterwards, don't forget to log on to Aspire to claim your credit coins and skill points. This way, you can make sure your credit counts towards your next Children's University award!

 

Passport to Learning - Children's University Scotland

Where can I use my Passport to Learning?

You can use it with any registered Children's University Scotland activity provider. Search Aspire to see the full list of registered providers and activities.

 

You can also use it at your school when you take part in lunchtime or after-school activities, and to record any learning activities you do at home with your family.

 

Find out more about Children's University Scotland activities here. 

 

Remember, the learning activity must be validated before you can start collecting credits there. Find out more about this here.

 

Have more questions?

Need more information about the Passport to Learning? We hope you'll find the help you need here...

How do I get my Passport to Learning?

Once you join, you'll be given your Passport to Learning by your school. Remember, your school must sign up before you can join.

How much does a Passport cost?

You can only receive a Passport through your school at the moment, they are not currently available to purchase from Children's University Scotland. Your school or local authority will normally cover the cost of your Passport if they are taking part.

Why do I need a Passport to Learning?

You need a Passport to record the different activities you do, and you can use it to keep track of your credits too. Lots of children say the Passport is a helpful way to keep a log of the activities you do, as you go.

Sometimes, your Passport gets you a discount, special deal, or free entry at a Children's University activity provider or venue.

After taking part in an activity, and writing it in your Passport, don't forget to log the activity on Aspire to claim your credit coins and skill points.

What if there's no-one there to sign my Passport?

If this happens, your teacher will be able to help you record your Passport credits. But you must first show them some evidence that you have completed the activity. This might be a photo or a video, a report or story about what you did, something you made during the activity, or even some fascinating facts you learned.

After this, your teacher will be able to sign the activity off in your Passport.

How many Passport credits do I need for an award?

You can read about our awards on the first few pages of your Passport book.

The first award level is the ‘Bronze Undergraduate Award’. You need 30 credits to get this. The award level after this is the 'Silver Undergraduate Award', which you need 65 credits for.

There’s more information about our award levels and certificates on our Awards page.

Should I write any personal info in my Passport?

Write your name and school on the inside page. You can also draw a picture of yourself in the rectangle if you like.

Writing the name of your school is a good idea, because if you lose your Passport, someone might find it and hand it in there.

Don’t write things like your personal (home) address or phone number. 

How long does my Passport last?

Your Passport lasts until it’s full! When that happens, ask your school teacher for a new one.

Where should I keep my Passport to Learning?

Always take it with you when you take part in a learning activity. That way, it can get stamped of signed the activity leader – and you’ll have an up-to-date record of all the fantastic activities you are doing. 

Whilst you should take your Passport to Learning with you, don't carry your Aspire log-in details around. Keep those at home in a safe place to make sure they don’t get lost.

What happens if I lose my Passport to Learning?

Tell your school teacher. They should be able to organise getting a new one for you.