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Your Passport To Learning

Discover how to use yours here!

Your Passport to Exciting Opportunities

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...

Record your credits

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 lots places

LET’S CELEBRATE

Look back at all the places you’ve visited and all the things you’ve done – then share the memories with family and friends.

Recording credits in your Passport to Learning

 

It's really easy to collect Passport credits. Just remember to bring your Passport to each learning activity!

 

When you finish, write the date, number of hours and the name of the activity 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 add your credit to your online Passport too. This way, we can make sure we count your credit when we add them all up before graduation!

 

Where can I use my Passport to Learning?

You can use it at any Children’s University Scotland learning destinations. Search Aspire to find out where you can use your passport.

 

You can also use it at your school when you take part in lunchtime or after-school activities.

 

Find out more about learning destinations and 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 to keep track of your credits. Sometimes, your Passport gets you a discount, special deal, or free entry at one of our learning destinations.

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.

How many Passport credits do I need for an award?

You can read about awards on the inside page of your Passport (it’s in a section called 'Part A').

The first award level is ‘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 awards on our Certificates and Graduations page.

Should I write any personal info in my Passport?

Write your name and the name of your local Children's University centre on the front. You can also draw a picture of yourself in the rectangle on the inside page!

Writing the name of your local centre 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 address or phone number, and never write your Aspire login details in your passport.

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 – and you’ll have an up-to-date record of all the fantastic activities you are doing. Sometimes, an activity will require you to get a stamp, signature or initial on your Passport to Learning before you log your credit on Aspire.

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.