Chillington Divers, with its BSAC scuba and snorkel diving training courses, is an approved provider for Children's University activities.
The underlying principle of the Children's University is to ensure that children, between the ages of 7 – 14 years, can choose to take part in ‘quality’ out of school hours learning. Providers of out of school hours learning can undergo Children’s University ‘validation’ which guarantees the quality of the activities they make available. Providers may be located in schools or elsewhere within the community. For example, the National Children’s University are closely affiliated to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Playing for Success.
The Children’s University Stoke acts as a broker, validating activities which build up towards certificates at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
Activities may be programmes of learning based in schools or events hosted in the community. When the children have gained sufficient activities to reach a certificate level they are invited, with family members, to take part in a graduation ceremony at Staffordshire University.