CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years


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Children's University and CREST

CREST Awards can now count towards the Children’s University Passport.


Children’s University offers exciting and innovative learning activities to 5 to 14-year-olds outside normal school hours, by recognising young people’s participation as they build up experiences (through visits or participating in recognised organisation’s schemes) recorded on their Children’s University passport.

Young people who are enrolled in Children’s University can have their CREST Award work recognised in their Children’s University passport.

  • Up to 10 hours of work towards a CREST Bronze Award can be ‘stamped’ in a Children’s University passport.
  • Up to 20 hours of work towards a CREST Silver Award can be ‘stamped’ in a Children’s University passport.
  • If you’re aged 14 or under and doing a Gold Award, please contact your local Children’s University for advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I count more than 10 hours (of a Bronze CREST project) or more than 20 hours (of a Silver CREST project) towards my Children’s University award?
A: Sorry, no! The Children’s University approach emphasizes that it’s important to participate in a range of learning experiences. So they impose a limit on the number of hours that can be counted from a single learning experience.
Q: How can I get a CREST Sticker to go in my Children’s University passport?
A: Ask your local Children’s University. If they don’t have any CREST stickers, they can download a printable sheet.

If you are actively making the link between CREST and the Children's University then please do share your stories or examples to