Discover skills resources that cover frequently asked questions, glossary of terms, skills recognistion and the ecosystem and digital credentialing and badging
Skills are the building blocks, the translation piece and the common language at the intersection of learners, learning institutions and employers.
The Skills Ecosystem is a dynamic and constantly evolving landscape. Credentialate sits at the centre of this ecosystem, and acts as the Skills Core, the connective tissue that integrates with each segment so that you can work within the entire ecosystem.
Credentialate makes skills visible, allowing connection from your curriculum to recognition of learning. To understand the Skills Ecosystem properly, you need to understand how skills relate to the core and secondary segments of the market. Below you’ll find a range of information and resources to help put skills and the Skills Ecosystem into context.
Credentialate makes learners’ skills visible as they walk the learn-to-earn journey. With skills recognition, all stakeholders benefit – learners can identify and prove what they know even before they finish learning, educators can identify areas of the curriculum that do or do not serve skills, and employers can see what a learner can bring to a role and how it aligns with industry needs.
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Rich skill descriptors (RSD)
An RSD is a powerful little metadata package that structures skills data and adds context around a particular skill.
- It provides a common definition of a skill and gives the context behind the skill, allowing interoperability in credentials
- RSD metadata contains things such as skill statements, skill keywords, standards or certification alignments, intelligent labour market data and occupational data
- Importantly, the metadata contained in an RSD is both human and machine readable, enabling its use by both people and platforms