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Welcome to Badge Nation

Led by Real Ideas & Future Creators, we are committed to recognising what individuals achieve and accomplish outside of formal accredited qualifications, using digital badges to motivate learning and ambition.

Badging the Nation

We are a powerful collective of employers, schools, colleges, training providers, and informal educators – with Badge Nation, you can easily create your own bespoke digital badges to acknowledge and reward the achievements of your students, volunteers, colleagues and teams.

All badges issued by Badge Nation are written using the Cities of Learning Badge Standard, which is endorsed by City and Guilds and the RSA.

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What are digital badges?

  • A smart, simple, and visual way of recognising non-accredited learning.
  • An effective and inexpensive way of demonstrating your impact as an organisation.
  • Accessible anywhere to anyone, using only a website link.
  • A useful tool for earners to proudly display on their website, email signature, LinkedIn profile, and CV

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Badge Nation on YouTube

Find out more about Badge Nation with the latest videos from us and our digital badging community.

Check out the channel for information, explainers, and webinar shorts as we seek to badge the nation!

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Why Badge?

Digital Badges are extremely flexible and can be used across any industry, but you may still be asking – “why should I badge, and how does it apply to my organisation or sector?” hit ‘find out more’ for further information on why badges could be right for you, or watch our ‘Why Badge?’ playlist on YouTube.

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If you’d like to see examples of badging in action, you can head over to the badge issuing platform, Credly, to view our current collections. Be sure to check out the Real Ideas & Future Creators collections too!

Meet the Team

A dynamic team of talented and passionate individuals who are on a mission to ensure that everyone can be recognised, rewarded and encouraged to track their contributions and achievements through the world of digital badging.

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Badge School

We believe everyone should get badging! If you’re looking to find out what digital badges are and how they work, why to badge your organisation / sector, or what the costs of a Badge Nation membership are – then look no further. If you still have questions, please get in touch with our team for a friendly chat.

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Our Community

We are incredibly lucky and proud to have a huge range of amazing organisations and individuals in our community – from our team and partners to Badge Issuers and Badge Champions, there’s no shortage of people to connect with.

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Our Issuers

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Our Partners

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Our Champions

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Why be a Badge Champion?

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The Digital Future of Improvement

New blog! Kickstart placement & Digital Badging Assistant, Bailey, gives his thoughts on badges and the difference they’ve made to his learning journey.

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How can digital badges build brighter futures? 

Interested in how Digital Badges are making a difference beyond traditional qualifications? Read this blog from Real Ideas.

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Badge Nation Issuer Collections

Check out the live digital badge collections on Credly from Issuers in our community!

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