Saturday, August 24, 2019

Open Badge Academy

Today, learning happens everywhere. Yet, we still struggle to capture valuable learning that takes place outside of school settings. The Open Badge Academy (OBA) helps young people to capture and communicate all of their talents and use them to move into new opportunities.

What is it?

The Open Badge Academy (OBA) is a simple and easy to use open badge platform that allows educators and organisations to boost the credibility of a young person’s CV, by helping students to discover, demonstrate and earn evidence-based digital badges. This allows everyone to see and track skills as learners move from education to employment.

How does it work?

Alongside many other companies and organisations, TICE has created it's own OBA badges for young people to capture their experiences while on our programmes. These badges can be uses on CV's, UCAS application forms, evidence work based projects and more.


With the TICE programme you can gain 3 badges


Knowledge and Awareness

The Insight Badge is gained after a one-day workshop based in school. Students will develop introductory knowledge about an area of the creative, design and digital sectors.


Skills Development and Tours

The Explore Badge is gained after two workshops exploring skills development workshops, masterclasses and industry and higher educational tours.


Creative Industry Project

The Create Stage is gained after students have completed an industry-led creative, design or digital project of their choice. Supported by workshops and industry mentors.

Let's get started

To complete your Insight, Explore or Create TICE badges you can login here.

Will it help me?

Open Badge Academy can help make all individual’s skills and achievements visible, verifiable and understood. It can help make a CV or application form come to life, giving trust to skills so that employers can properly assess a person’s capabilities.

Frequently asked questions

If you still cannot find what you are looking for email us at

Insight Badge Support

How do I complete my Insight Badge?

Explore Badge Support

How do I complete my Explore Badge?

Create Badge Support

How do I complete my Create Badge?