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NextGen: HN Pilot Centre Update

SQA Academy digital badge pilot

As part of the NextGen: HN  Digital Learning and Support strand, we will be piloting the use of digital badges within SQA Academy.   

What are digital badges?  

Digital badges  are a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in various learning environments.  

Just as badges in the physical world serve many functions, digital badges are employed in a variety of ways. Badges can serve different functions depending on the activity with which they are associated. Commonly, badges are thought of as rewards.  

How will the pilot work?   

We have selected our NextGen: HN – Unit Writing academy module for the pilot. To complete the Unit Writing module and be issued with a digital badge you will be required to register an account on SQA Academy. On completion, you will be issued  one of the following digital badgeswhich will be saved within your account profile.  





This pilot is part of a wider programme within SQA Academy and will contribute to the potential adoption of digital badges across academy modules.   

Information on creating an account can be accessed through our how to create an account video. 

Register an account at SQA Academy