Take guided steps to set up and prepare a badge system to validate and recognise learning that happens during vocational education and training mobility - VET mobility.
All badges are available on https://www.badgecraft.eu/en/library
Open digital badges
for VET mobilities
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project
European Badge Alliance
Welcome to the badge world!
This a step-by-step guide which will prepare you for using
open digital badges to recognise learning for VET Students
experimenting life abroad thanks to an Erasmus + mobility!
∎ Open Badges is a worldwide standard to validate and
recognise learning that happens anywhere. They are
visual representation of learning and achievements.
∎ Badges are digital and thus create new possibilities to
manage achievements: store, share and display them
anywhere on the web and include on CV.
∎ Find out more about Open Badges
ABOUT OPEN BADGES
∎ This system can be used with incoming and outgoing VET
students. It supports VET students experimenting mobility
regardless their nationality, the vocational sector or the
duration of their mobility
∎ It has to be managed by the Mobility Coordinating
Organization. It can be easily integrated in the on-arrival
training, weekly and pre departure mentoring
/ ABOUT VET MOBILITY BADGE SYSTEM
Major Objective :
Raising students’ awareness of non formal and informal
learning through gamification
Specific Objective :
∎ Support students in getting
familiar with the 8 LLL key
competences EU framework
and in becoming aware of the
learning linked to these skills
that happened while leaving
∎ Provide all students involved
in the mobility experience
with a basic knowledge of
two key values:
□ The cooperation
□ The life long self
How does it works ?
∎ There are no levels, students
can earn the badges whenever
they are accomplishing with a
minimum of missions
∎ Participants would be
encouraged to obtain all
badges in order to get the
final certificate and-of a price
∎ There are no compulsory
missions or obligation for
how recognizing it.
∎ It has to be defined
according to the length of
the mobility, the age of
participants and the needs
of the organization
Sense of Initiative and entrepreneurship
DESCRIPTION : refers to an individual's ability to turn ideas into
action. It involves creativity, innovation and risk-taking, as well as the ability to
plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives.
TESTIMONIAL : Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)
American information technology entrepreneur and inventor.
TASKS to accomplish, type of evidence, assessment:
✦ To do something extra at home/ on the workplace - mentor assessment
✦ To organize a dinner, a football match, a cultural visit with your friends -
✦ Give yourself a task ! - self assessment
With direct link to LLL key competences
Linked to extra competences
- up to the coordinating organization
Walk together or Be Cooperative
DESCRIPTION : attesting the ability of the participants to be active part in
a group/community of people and to collaborate with them, in order to pursue
common objectives and to improve each members' quality of life
TESTIMONIAL : Monique F. Leroux (Aug.11, 1954 in Montreal) is a
Quebecois Canadian cooperative business leader...
TASKS to accomplish, type of evidence, assessment:
✦ Provide an example of cooperation with colleagues - mentor evaluation
✦ Provide an example of cooperation with the group - peer evaluation
✦ Provide an example of cooperation with house friends in cooking,
housekeeping, other - self evaluation
HOW TO SET UP BADGES
Create a badge project on www.badgecraft.eu
Import “Badge System for VET mobility’
Achievements” from badge library
Specify badge content
Familiarise with tips for using badges
Create a badge
Click to register your account.
Login, if you have one
Go to Projects/
Organisations and create
an organisation. If you have
it already, skip this step
CONTENT OF BADGES★
∎ Badges have quite generic descriptions, making the
system easily adaptable to any VET mobility project.
∎ However, you might wish to add specific details or tasks
or badges about your VET project, dates, places, etc.
∎ This system is based on a practice where Mentors have
introductory training, mid-term monitoring meetings
and final evaluation. Check if badge criteria are matching
with your organisation practices.
∎ Introduce Open Badges to all Mentors before the
∎ Use a video What is a Badge? Or any other
∎ Invent with them a game, a competition, a
challenging way of presenting it to students !
∎ Try starting a quest with mentors and with
students while presenting it!
SMOOTH START !!
∎ From time to time remind mentors to remind
students about the game
∎ Keep an eye if there are any evidence verification
∎ Discuss badge earning process with mentors
during your meetings with them and ask them to
collect feedbacks from students
KEEP MENTORS ON BOARD!
HOW TO GENERATE BADGE
Go to Project’s settings to
Establish partnerships with the third
parties and ask for endorsemenent.
Their names can be entered here. It will
increase the external value of open
Users with the permission
can generate badges to
certificates from the
Project’s section “People”
Users can access their
certificates from “My
certificates”. They can be
viewed or downloaded as PDF
Technical feedback &
write to email@example.com
EUROPEAN BADGE ALLIANCE
Strategic partnership project
for developing badge systems
for European learning mobility
European Union’s programme
which offers funding for
mobility projects in various
fields of education & learning
The European Commission support for the production of this publication
does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the
views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible
for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
This badge system was
developed by Uniser soc coop.
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