What is a badged course?
While studying Exploring sport coaching and psychology you have the option to work towards gaining a digital badge.
Badged courses are a key part of The Open University’s mission to promote the educational wellbeing of the community. The courses also provide another way of helping you to progress from informal to formal learning.
Completing a course will require about 24 hours of study time. However, you can study the course at any time and at a pace to suit you.
Badged courses are available on The Open University’swebsite and do not cost anything to study. They differ from Open University courses because you do not receive support from a tutor, but you do get useful feedback from the interactive quizzes.
What is a badge?
Digital badges are a new way of demonstrating online that you have gained a skill. Colleges and universities are working with employers and other organisations to develop open badges that help learners gain recognition for their skills, and support employers to identify the right candidate for a job.
Badges demonstrate your work and achievement on the course. You can share your achievement with friends, family and employers, and on social media. Badges are a great motivation, helping you to reach the end of the course. Gaining a badge often boosts confidence in the skills and abilities that underpin successful study. So, completing this course could encourage you to think about taking other courses.
If you obtain the badge for this particular course by 30 September 2017, are new to The Open University and are also studying our BSc (Hons) Sport, Fitness and Coaching degree on 30 November, we will send you a £40 Amazon voucher. Enrolment for the degree takes a few weeks so you should start this process by August 2017. You should receive your voucher by 31 January 2018.