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Functional skills

Making Functional Skills achievement shareable and informative

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Our digital credentials are issued to learners who have successfully completed their Functional Skills qualifications, allowing them to share their achievements online. Our digital credentials are available for Functional Skills English, Mathematics and ICT from Entry level 1 to Level 2.

View our range of digital credentials for Functional Skills

What are digital credentials?

Digital credentials are data-rich representations of knowledge, skills, or behaviours developed through the learning programme - fully verified by City & Guilds. They provide portable and verifiable information about skills and achievements at the click of a button.

We know learners work tirelessly to achieve success in their Functional Skills qualifications, so it is important that their achievement is instantly and widely recognised.

Learners can display and share their digital badges across social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, embed them into their own website or blogs and share with friends and colleagues through email.

Each Functional Skills digital credential issued by City & Guilds reflects the qualification gained and the skills needed to achieve it.

What are the benefits for your learner?

  • digital credentials showcase what learners have accomplished quickly and easily
  • they celebrate success and hard work through a shareable asset which expands reach
  • learners can share their credentials across various social media platforms with all their contacts
  • digital credentials provide evidence of achievement from a credible source.

Digital Credentials and Walled Garden

We've produced a quick step-by-step to assist you in inputting you learners’ email addresses to Walled Garden.

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Download the guide

You can also upload your learners' email addresses in bulk. Please read our user guide for the step-by-step process. Alternatively, you can contact our team for more information at

Build trust and confidence in all achievements and skills 


Digital credentials are built to be shared online - in CVs, displayed in email signatures and on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Sharing credentials will help your learners reach new audiences and celebrate their success widely.


At the click of a button and in a verifiable format, digital credentials show potential employers or educators the skills of your learners and showcase the standards they have met. They help your centre stand out from competitors.


Essential for the modern workplace, digital credentials reveal the skills that sit behind an Individual reward. This helps, learners, educators and employers unearth the value in an qualification or skill.

What data is included in a digital credential?

cpd digital badge for digital credentialsThere's data inside:
badge name,
badge URL (description),
badge image,
issue date,
expiry date,
evidence URL.

Clicking on the digital credential allows you to view data on the issuer, the issue date as well as details on the skills learned and earning criteria for the given achievement.