Make learners’ skills visible and show proof of what they can do through quantitative and qualitative data, artefacts of learning, links to skill definitions and labour market data
Skills recognition and transparency
Credentialate makes learners’ skills visible as they traverse the learn-to-earn journey. We do this by automatically extracting personalised assessment evidence from learning management systems (LMS) and other assessment platforms. The evidence can take the form of quantitative, qualitative data and file artefacts.
With skills recognition and transparency, all stakeholders benefit: learners can identify and prove what they know, even before completing their studies, educators can identify skills developed by areas of the curriculum, and employers can see what a learner brings to a role and how it aligns with their needs.
There is high demand for education outcomes to be tied more directly to employment.
For learners – evidence of the skills and competencies they possess when they graduate is tied directly to their ability to find work. The more clearly they can identify, and confidently articulate their skills, the better they can differentiate themselves against other job candidates.
For institutions – visibility of the workplace skills taught in their new or existing curriculum and evidence of their learners’ attainment of in-demand employability skills provides clear advantage in an increasingly competitive market.
Employers identify specific skills and competencies when recruiting for open positions. When institutions choose to recognise skills and competencies, they give learners’ the means to evidence their suitability for the role.
Taking this approach one step further, providing evidence of skills and competencies at the point of learning provides benefit to both learners and institutions.
For learners – they understand the value of their education more as they go through it, with new skills and competencies recognised at the time they are attained, not only at the end. This gives them more immediate feedback over a shorter time-frame and the opportunity to make adjustments if required.
For institutions – measuring skills and competencies at the point of learning creates a continuous feedback loop that can be used to inform improvement potential. This agile approach allows the institution to respond quickly to the needs of the market and deliver more value, sooner, increasing the institution’s competitiveness.
According to our research, only 33% of university graduates feel confident identifying and speaking to their skills. But after receiving a Personal Evidence Record, our efficacy research found that 76% of learners felt confident expressing their skills.
For learners, higher confidence has been correlated to greater success during the interview process and key skills gained in education correlated to higher incomes and greater success in employment.
Visibility and validation
From an ecosystem perspective Credentialate provides visibility and validation of skills by addressing the questions of “How is this learning assessed?” and “What do you have that can prove it?”
These are important markers for all stakeholders that are enabled via the skills data that Credentialate collects, collates and recognises through its personal evidence record.
Build learner confidence
The end result of the level of detailed evidence that Credentialate provides for learners, is that they gain confidence in themselves, their knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviours.
They can make better decisions about their life, their career and take advantage of opportunities they’re presented with, with greater confidence in their ability to deliver.