The Caring Counts badge

While studying Caring Counts you have the option to work towards gaining a digital badge.

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Digital badges

Digital badges are a new way of demonstrating online learning. Schools, 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.

The Caring Counts badges show that you have gained an understanding of the process of reflection and personal planning, and that you have achieved the learning outcomes listed within the course.

Carers have told us that they found the Caring Counts badge useful when applying for jobs as it created a talking point, gave them an opportunity to articulate the skills they’d gained from caring, and helped to account for gaps in their work history when they had to give up work to care.

If you are interested in finding out more about digital badges go to the Badges and quizzes [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   guide.

Course completion criteria

To gain the course badge you need to have enrolled on the course and achieved the following completion criteria:

  • read each session
  • attempt both practice quizzes
  • achieve 40% or more for the final quiz.

You don’t need to read a full session or complete a quiz in one sitting. Each time you visit and log into the course it keeps a record of your progress. This means you can stop and come back to where you left off at any time.

Once you’ve completed a quiz to the best of your ability it’s time to submit your answers. For the final quiz you can only do this once, so make sure you’re happy with how you’ve answered all the questions before you click on ‘submit all and finish’.

Once you have successfully completed the course badge criteria, you will see your badge in your profile under My badges on OpenLearn Works. You will be able to display your Caring Counts badge in other online places too.

Progressing through the course

Working individually or as part of a group