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Advance HE digital badges, awards and certificates

Advance HE are creating a new home for digitally-recognised professional learning and development, supporting career development and institutional succession planning.

Share and celebrate your achievements and learning with digitally-verified badges

The pace of change in HE has intensified the need for continuous professional learning that gives people the skills, expertise and recognition they need to succeed. Our programmes and events portfolio and our awards help are shaped to provide you with the learning and opportunities to specific to you and create pathways to inclusive leadership at all levels. You can now share and celebrate your Advance HE learning and achievements with digitally-verified badges.

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Introducing Advance HE digital badges enabled by Accredible

We are working with platform provider Accredible to provide you with digital versions of the certificates awarded to you when you complete particular programmes or events or when you contribute through specific roles and relationships with Advance HE.

Digital badges make it easy for you to share and celebrate your achievements by adding them to your email signature or including them in your social profiles including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Your certificates can also be easily downloaded as a pdf

Through Accredible your certificates are verified and validated when viewed by others to demonstrate they are recognised and issued by Advance HE.

Our digital badges, awards and certificates

Over the past few months, we have been running a pilot programme to roll out digital badges and certificates across a number of areas. The following achievements are currently eligible:

In the coming months we will be expanding the number of digital badges and certificates available as part of our new programmes and events portfolio for 2022-23. This will include:

Advance HE digital badges awards and certificates

Receiving a digital badge from Advance HE

If you have been issued with a digital badge from Advance HE, you will receive an email notification from certificates@advance-he.ac.uk. Please allow for a few days following the completion of the programme, event or award related to your badge for your credential notice to be delivered. The notification email will be delivered to the email address you supplied and will contain a link to your badge along with instructions.

Help with your digital badge or certificate

You can find answers to frequently asked questions such as how to use your new digital badge or certificate in the Accredible knowledge base.

Retrieving a copy of your digital badge email

If you believe you have been issued with a digital badge but cannot find the email in your inbox you can retrieve a copy of the email associated with your email address using this link - retrieve a copy of your digital badge email.

Celebrate and share your achievement with others

The video below also provides an overview of how to add your digital badge to your social profiles and ways to share your achievement with others.

It is easy to share the unique URL of your award and using the social media widgets on the Accredible platform you can create and a share a post which links back directly to your credential web page.

There are two options available for sharing on LinkedIn. You can share a post that appears in your news feed or you can add your certificate to the certification section so that it appears on your profile for others to see.

Your credential view web page on the Accredible platform provides verification of your award.

You can also embed your credential into your email signature or any web page or download a version of your certificate to have as a hard copy or to print.

You can add further information or evidence of your achievements by uploading items to the skills and knowledge section of your Accredible profile.

You can also choose to change the privacy and visibility of your awards.

Further help can be found at help.accredible.com or by emailing support@accredible.com