Open Badges are digital certificates recognising learning and development. NISCC are working in partnership with the Scottish Social Care Council (SSSC) to develop Open Badges. The SSSC have developed an Open Badges Platform and have given NISCC permission to use this platform to develop and issue Open Badges.
NISSC are developing Open Badges for two purposes:
As a means of providing recognition and reward for undertaking learning and development directly associated with NISCC for e.g. if you can demonstrate that you have learned from materials/learning resources produced by NISCC then you can earn an Open Badge.
As a means of “kite-marking” relevant learning and development that could then be trusted by the Sector.