Digital Open Badges – supporting students to demonstrate their employability

Skills 6

We have developed online badges through our Virtual Learning Environment which are sponsored and endorsed by local employers and support students to reflect on their Work-related skills they have developed at college. This is an increasingly recognized online platform which enables students (or staff) to carry their badges with them throughout their career. We support students to utilize these badges at interviews and in future applications as a method of explaining the skills they can offer. This session is an introduction to the concept with some ideas for delivery and will support staff in FE to demonstrate the potential of our young people alongside qualifications.