Badge the UK

Enabling learners to demonstrate all their achievements using Open Badges

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Today learning happens everywhere and the skills learned outside of the formal curriculum are just as important to employers as qualifications. Badge the UK is a new project which will enable learners to demonstrate all their achievements using digital (open) badges.

Funded by Nominet Trust, over the next two years we will be helping teachers, employers and social enterprises to badge their learning programmes and provide an easy way for any teacher to award the badges they create nationwide.

What are Open Badges?
Mozilla Open Badges are digital awards for young people aged 13 and over that can be earned on various websites and online platforms. You can also display them on any website that uses them. Mozilla's Open Badges make it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared infrastructure that's free and open to all.

How can my school use Open Badges?
Schools can use badges as a way of accrediting students online. Whether you create your own open badges or you take part in the many activities that award Open Badges. Check out the Badge Missions on Makewaves.

How do I get started?
1. Join Badge the UK on Makewaves
2. Pledge your support to Badge the UK
3. Earn you first Open Badge
4. Design your first Open Badge using our free Canvas and Makebadg.es
5. Award your first badge through the Makewaves Badge Missions e.g. S2R Medals
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