What is a badge?

Badges are a means of recognising certain skills and achievements acquired through online courses. Badges demonstrate your work and achievement on a course. As you will be achieving an SPN-branded badge, you will be able to demonstrate that you have successfully studied a course led by the Social Partnerships Network [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

While SPN badges do not carry any formal credit and are not subject to the same rigour as formal assessment, you can share your achievement with friends, family and employers, and on social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn. You might like to include your badges or statement of participation on your CV as evidence of self-directed learning.

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 are needed for successful study. So, completing this course might encourage you to think about taking other courses.

These are five badges you can collect from this course:

Section 1 badge      Section 2 badge      Section 3 badge      Section 4 badge      Section 5 badge

Downloads

You can download these files for use offline or on a mobile device.

What is a statement of participation?