Digital Vocational Badges

Sussex Downs College

The project aims is to capture the skills, attitudes and evidence that employers are seeking across several key vocational areas, and encode this information into digital badges using Mozilla’s Open Badges platform.

These can be awarded to learners and shared with employers or via social media. The project also aims to capture specific vocational pathways to guide young people to reach their career aspirations by earning a specific set of digital badges. Overall the project aims to improve the ways we recognise and assess skills in education, provide more relevance to employers and motivate young people to develop and evidence their skills, attitudes and behaviours.