Open Badges

Open Badges are digital certificates recognising learning and development. The Social Care Council is working in partnership with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to develop Open Badges. The SSSC have developed an Open Badges Platform and have given The Social Care Council permission to use this platform to develop and issue Open Badges.

NISSC are developing Open Badges for two purposes:

  1. As a means of providing recognition and reward for undertaking learning and development directly associated with The Social Care Council for e.g. if you can demonstrate that you have learned from materials/learning resources produced by The Social Care Council then you can earn an Open Badge.
  2. As a means of “kite-marking” relevant learning and development that could then be trusted by the Sector.
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Badges

This badge is for Domiciliary Care Workers and is designed to support you to carry out your day to day practice. 

This badge is awarded to Social Care Council registrants who understand what Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) is and how to maintain this. This is a pilot badge that the Social Care Council is undertaking in partnership with ARC member organisations.

This badge is awarded to social care registrants who demonstrate that they understand what Deprivation of Liberty means and what the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are. This is a pilot badge that the Social Care Council is undertaking in partnership with ARC member organisations.