Welcome to Badge Nation

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

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Badging the Nation

We are a not-for-profit, purpose driven partnership bringing together all sorts of organisations across industries and sectors, to better champion skills, experience and learning – whatever that might look like.

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 created by our members are quality assured to the RSA Badge Standard, which is endorsed by City and Guilds.

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Badge of the Month

Software Cornwall:
Work Experience Mission to Mars Rover Programme

This remarkable ‘Demonstrate’ layer badge showcases the application of software knowledge, collaboration, and applied learning, that led to the success of coding an autonomous Mars rover unit.

  • Celebrates the remarkable capabilities of coding.
  • Recognises a range of educational activities.
  • Confirms the ability to learn from industry professionals.
  • Rewards effective teamwork.

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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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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

About digital badges

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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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 Nation Membership

We believe every organisation 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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