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Using Aspire

Search for new activities, collect your credits and claim your awards with Aspire!

Aspire is a fantastic way to keep a note of your activities and skills points online.

You can also discover exciting new things to do, and see how close you are to your next award!


Go to the Aspire site

New to Aspire?

If you're new to Aspire and need a bit of help getting started, then check our guide below!

(You can also download this guide by clicking here.)

 Aspire guide download

... or watch our Aspire video guide here!


record your activities

Aspire lets you keep track of all your Children’s University activities

cheering you on

No need to count up your credits. Aspire shows you how close you are to your next award

Rate your experience!

Every time you log an activity you can give it a star rating – to show how great it was

Get inspired

Search for new things to do, and see what’s popular in your area

Aspire questions and answers

If you need help using Aspire, check out our handy questions and answers here...

Help, I can't log in!

Don't panic, we can help with this.

First, have a quick look at the passport number and pincode you got from your school when you joined. Are there any capital letters or numbers that you haven’t entered?

Still no luck?

If you know your Passport Number but have forgotten your pincode, you can click on the 'Forgot pin code' button on the login page. You should be able to reset your pincode yourself.

If you can't remember your Passport Number either, then you can either ask at your school, or ask a parent or guardian to get in touch with us for help. They can email us at Someone from our team will be happy to help.

How do I use Aspire to find and log activities?

Find and log activities for Children's University using Aspire, our online platform for children, families and schools. You can log in to Aspire on a computer, or download our free smartphone app.

Click the picture below to go to Aspire now:

Aspire by Children's University Scotland

Here's what to do when you get there...

How to search for new activities:

Step 1. Log into your Aspire account. Pupils log in HERE with their Passport Number and pincode, whilst parents/carers can log in HERE with their email address and password.

Step 2. Click the 'Find Activities' button in the drop-down menu on the top left of the screen bar.

Step 3. Click on the 'Where' filter. You’ll see three options:

  1. The first option ('Show All') shows all activities that take place at your school, at home and anywhere else. 
  2. The second option ('In School') shows activities only open to pupils in your school.
  3. The third option ('Public') shows activities outside school, in your area and across Scotland that children from any school can take part in. 


Step 4. Use the 'Type' filter to choose some activity categories that interest you, and type in some keywords in the final box if you like.

Step 5. Scan down to see the range of activities that you could do to collect credits! If see you one that interests you, why not go along and give it a try?

How to log your credits once you've taken part:

Once you've taken part in an activity, and written the activity down in your Passport to Learning (if you have one), you're ready to come back to Aspire to claim your Children's University credit coins.

Follow the same steps above to find the activity on Aspire again.

Step 1: When you find the activity, click 'Claim Credits'.

Step 2: Select the date you took part, give a star rating from 1 to 5, and choose at least one opinion word. Click 'Claim Credits'.

Success! You've claimed your credits on Aspire!

How do I find the Aspire smartphone app?

Just head to the 'app-store' on your phone (or a grown-up's phone), and search for 'Children's University Aspire'. The app is available on Android and Apple devices.

The app is free, and it allows you to search for activities and log your credits on the move. Give it a go!

What if I do an activity that isn't on the list?

We try to include as many activities on the list as possible, but this is a big task - especially if you think about how many activities take place in one small part of Scotland!

If you take part in a fun educational activity outside school, but it doesn’t appear in our list, we’d love to add it so you can collect credits for taking part.

In order to set this up, please tell the activity provider about Children’s University Scotland and invite them to sign up as a registered activity provider.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. you can send them this link - - where they can find all the info they need and register with us online, or
  2. you can download our Welcome Guide and pass it on to them.


Alternatively, ask them to send us an email at, and we'll be happy to help them sign up.