Devon & Cornwall Children's University FAQs
Children's University learning activities

How do I sign up my child to Children’s University?

You can sign up through your child’s school.

If the school is not already a part of Children’s University, then they can become one by contacting us. 


Which learning activities count towards Children’s University?

Learning activities must take place outside the normal school day. This includes before school, lunchtime and after school clubs, as well as weekend and holiday activities.

Only activities that have been quality assured (validated) by us can be included.  

Schools will ensure children know which clubs are included.


How do I nominate an activity/learning provider to become a learning destination?

If you would like to nominate an activity provider, then please either send their email address to us at: devoncu@plymouth.ac.uk and we can send them a short online application form, or alternatively, they can fill out the online form by choosing the ‘create activity’ option.

We will then validate this, send a welcome pack to the organisation in the post, along with their online code, via email, for students to claim their activity on the online platform.


What if my child is home educated?

If you’re interested in signing your child up to the Children’s University, and they are home educated, it is £5 upon joining the scheme, then £5 every April to renew your membership.

Pay or renew membership

After you have registered and paid for a membership, We will send you a sign up form to complete and return to us via email and then you will be sent a welcome letter, along with your child’s passport to get you started and your details will be passed to your local home education coordinator, depending on location.


Where can I find further information?

Your local Children’s University Coordinator is the best person to answer any other questions on the Passport to Learning which you may have. If your Children’s University Coordinator is not able to help you, please contact CU Trust at: contactus@childrensuniversity.co.uk.

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