In this post on the 29th January 2019 we announced our timeline for closing our in house Digital Badge Platform - The Open Badge Academy.
For the first time, an internationally recognised City & Guilds Certificate in 18th Edition Wiring Regulations is accompanied by a verifiable Digital Credential.
Ask any practicing electrician, surveyor or consultant working in trades with an understanding of electrical wiring and they are likely to mention the IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) - the definitive standards for the electrical industry for the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems in the UK and recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard.
Client Support Executive Joe Weiler advocates simplicity, for everything from travelling the world to the support he offers to our customers.
“I draw from simplicity during my working day by creating To Do lists with all my tasks - long term and short term - so I can see how my week will pan our (or at least is planned to pan out)! ” Weiler says. "I utilise simplicity outside of work by only taking hand luggage when travelling abroad. Having that restriction of only bringing both what I really need and what I can carry makes moving around any country a lot easier. It's always fun skipping the queues at hold luggage carousels!"
Joe's ongoing projects include; helping City & Guilds Group Customers get set up with Assured ( The City & Guilds training accreditation service) and staying up to date with the latest developments on the Credly platform , this means understanding how new features change the experience customers and the individuals who receive credentials have.
We sat down with Joe at the Digitalme Office in Leeds, to learn more about his history of working with badges then credentials and his approach to supporting customers with their programmes.
5 benefits digital credentials bring to the Assured offer.
Do you find it difficult to explain the value digital credentials add to our Assured Offer?
We want every everyone to feel confident talking about digital credentials, so to help us all get one step closer to having the most valuable conversations about Assured with our customers, we spoke to Lucy Lewis, Head of Client Services at Digitalme about why Assured and digital credentials are a great fit, diving into the 5 key benefits digital credentials bring to the table for customers and their learners.
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Congratulations on having earned a digital badge! Maybe you’re wondering what this means and how to make the most out of your badge.
We’re all lifelong learners, so you have probably received more than a certificate or two before that reminds you of an achievement.
How often do you use your certificate to talk about your skills? Do you have it up on the wall of your office, or do you only glance at occasionally?
Tags: Future of work
Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn help billions of people every day stay connected with who and what matters to them. It is difficult to imagine a world without social media, from finding long lost friends, keeping in touch with family and sharing the best (and worst) of times with each other, social media has changed the way we connect forever. Young people today need to know the importance of building, maintaining and utilising professional as well as personal online networks to unlock new opportunities.
Whether you’re after real data to drive a business case for further L&D investment, or simply wanting to make your LMS attractive again, digital credentials have an awesome future role to play.
With the Professional Recognition Awards pilot now in full swing, we’re highlighting the ways we support you during your PRA journey.
The PRA’s aredesigned to give you the time and support you need to capture and reflect on the learning you already have. Getting you the recognition you deserve as quickly as possible. Read more about recognising professional skills on the job.
Introducing Professional Recognition Awards.
Qualifications provide confidence. Confidence for the individual, that they have a officially reached a level of understanding. Confidence for the organisation to take an individual on. But what happens when someone has learned those professional skills on the job but can’t progress without the qualification. Surely that would be crazy, right?
Alternative ways to recognise skills are growing fast!
Existing systems and traditions for recognising and communicating objective achievement - like paper certification - have failed to keep pace with the online revolution which has changed how we interact and engage with each other.