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18th Edition Digital Credentials

New digital credential for IET Wiring Regulations

Provide greater value to learners and your training through issuing shareable skills.

IET digital credential imageCity & Guilds in collaboration with Digitalme, have developed a bespoke digital credential for learners upon successful completion of the Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671:2018.

Colleges and training providers delivering the City & Guilds 2382-18 training will now be giving their learners additional value through City & Guilds directly issuing this credential upon completion of their qualification. This complimentary service will be offered to all centres until 31 August 2019.

What’s the benefits of a digital credential?

  • Safe and secure format, more flexible and trusted than paper – no more searching for lost certificates, or needing to replace them.
  • Help learners stand out from the crowd – being able to quickly and easily share their credential across social networks and the web. According to LinkedIn, a profile with a certification is 6x more likely to be viewed.
  • Tells the story behind the achievement – the detailed information about the award included in the credential data provides viewers with a much more detailed understanding of the achievement attained.
  • Verified attainment of learning – every credential has a verified badge unique to the learner.

For centres, showcasing access to a digital credential as an additional component of your product offering could increase your appeal as a preferred training provider amongst potential learners and employers. Learners will still be issued a physical certificate, this digital credential is an added benefit.

What’s the steps involved to ensure your learners receive their digital credentials?

  1. Centres register candidates on Walled Garden under qualification code 2382-18.
  2. When registering the candidate’s mandatory details please ensure to add in the candidate’s email address found under the ‘add optional details’ section within Walled Garden.
    • Candidates will only receive their digital credentials if centres have added in the personal email addresses of each learner upon registration.
    • Download a step-by-step guide on adding in candidate email addresses.
  3. Upon successful completion of the course, your learners will receive an email from City & Guilds to claim their badge.
  4. Learners then can accept their digital badge and set up an Acclaim account.
  5. Their digital badge can now be shared to their online networks to showcase recognition of learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a selection of self-help support questions about the 18th edition digital credential for both centres and learners.

What will people see in a learner’s badge?

When learners share their digital badge, people can click on it and view a description of their achievement, the criteria they were assessed against and who made the assessment decision. This information can be found when you click on the badge itself, which takes you through to a page containing full details of the learning experience behind the credential.

Accepting and claiming credentials?

Learners do not have to accept the digital credential, however, learners will not be able to share their credentials publicly unless they accept it (after creating an account).

How do learners share their digital credential?

Once the badge is accepted and it is in the My Credentials area, learners simply click on that credential and select the Share button. There are several options for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. With each social media platform, the learner will be asked to sign into that service before the credential is published.

What is the difference between My Credentials and My Profile?

My Credentials is where a learner can ‘manage’ their credentials: deleting them, setting their status to public or private or share them via social media. My Profile is a learner’s public profile page which a third party can view.

How will someone know if the digital badge is authentic?

A learner’s badge is linked to their profile on Acclaim, which includes verified information. Every badge and profile have a unique URL.

This credential is awarded to the learner’s unique name and email address and therefore can’t be copied. If someone were to copy the credential image, it would be unverified and invalid. There would be no “meta-data” or additional information about the credential.

What if learners have multiple email addresses?

Learners can link multiple email addresses to their profile. However the email address added into Walled Garden upon registration for the candidate will be the email address the badge gets issued to.

This digital badge is powered by Acclaim – who is Acclaim?

Acclaim is the organisation that developed and maintains the online platform that City & Guilds uses to deliver its digital badge service. Acclaim was acquired by Credly and together Credly and Acclaim are a global solution for recognising skills, capabilities and achievements.

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Will learners also be issued a paper certificate of demonstrated learning?

Yes, learners will still be issued a physical certificate for completed training, digital credentials are an added benefit to learners.

Is there any cost to training providers or learners to access the 18th edition digital credentials?

No, training providers delivering the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 will have access to provide a digital credential for every learner free of charge until 31 August 2019. There is no cost to learners.

Who is eligible to receive the digital credential?

Any candidate that is registered from 1 January 2019 with a valid personal email address in Walled Garden and successfully completes the qualification is eligible. Please ensure you’ve read the step-by-step guide for centres adding in candidate email addresses upon registration.

Learners who attained the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations during 2018 will not be eligible to receive the digital credential at this point in time.

Can training providers add candidates email addresses by bulk to Walled Garden?

No, each candidate needs to be individual registered on Walled Garden with their personal email address to be issued their badge upon successful completion of the qualification.

Who to contact?

For centre and learner enquiries specific to this credential please email us at edition18@cityandguilds.com.

For platform support relating to Acclaim, including profile creation and troubleshooting please visit their support services webpage