The new Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. To help you get to know the new standards and to consider what they mean for your practice, we have launched a set of Open Badges.
Open Badges are a straightforward way to collect, manage and share evidence of learning in today’s digital world. You can collect them to evidence your learning and share them in places that matter to you, including offline as printed certificates. When you show your badge to someone, they will be able to see criteria against the badge and any evidence you provided to prove you met the criteria.
The Health and Social Care Standards badges explore the principles of the new standards:
- Be included
- Dignity and respect
- Responsive care and support
There are six badges to collect. One for each of the five principles, as well as a basics badge to get you started. Collect the first six to achieve the Health and Social Care Standards: Awareness Open Badge.
Why should I collect Open Badges?
You might collect badges for many reasons. A few are listed below.
- You can collect evidence of your continuous learning as you go.
- Recognition for otherwise unrecognised informal learning.
- Badges which include your reflective accounts can demonstrate your understanding of a subject. They’re not just a certificate of completion.
- You can share online, group them together in a portfolio and download printed certificates.
- Badges can provide evidence for and back up what you say on your CV, application form or at a job interview.
- If you are registered with the SSSC, badges that include well written reflective accounts can contribute towards your post registration training and learning (PRTL).
- You own your badges and they won’t disappear if you change jobs.
Visit SSSC Open Badges to start collecting yours today.