Making Functional Skills achievement shareable and informative

functional skills digital badgeIntroducing our digital credentials 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.

Your 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 digital credentials?

Digital credentials, also known as “digital badges” or “open badges,” are a digital representation of a skills achievement. They contain comprehensive data including who has earned the badge, its criteria, learning evidence and who has endorsed it.

Unlike a paper certificate, digital credentials are easily shareable, verifiable and trackable all in one click.

Build trust and confidence into 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.

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.

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.