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NCFE partners with Learning Vault to boost digital credentials delivery
Wed, 13th Mar 2024

NCFE is partnering with global education experts Learning Vault to bolster its delivery of digital credentials. Enhancing the future of education, digital credentials are secure digital assets that validate a learner's or employee's educational accomplishments and can be managed, stored, and shared via digital skills wallets. This innovative approach opens new avenues for continuous learning, further expanding opportunities for education and employment.

The partnership will initially concentrate on NCFE's Endorsed Programmes as part of its Accreditation and Employer Services. These digital credentials serve as portable empowerment tools for individuals keen on extending their learning scope. NCFE's Accreditation Manager, Michelle Storey, stated, "We need a more agile skills system that’s better suited to the pace of change in our economy, such as filling regional gaps and aligning to local skills improvement plans."

Storey further expressed the organisation's belief that their Endorsed Programmes make an ideal starting point for digital credentials. She articulated that such programmes "allow colleges, training providers and employers to quickly adapt their curriculum and professional development offering to meet the demands of the regions and sectors they work within." In the evolving educational landscape, providing credible programmes that add real value to learners is of equal importance for ensuring the reputation of colleges and training providers.

From being able to issue a digital credential for academic achievements to maintaining the flexibility for developing tailor-made qualifications or flexible course content, these factors play a key role in achieving the aforementioned goals. Besides the learner, the training providers and colleges themselves can use Endorsed Programmes and digital credentials to stay updated with industry best practices, thus not only ensuring relevant course content but also efficiently preparing the next generation of professionals.

Nicholas Alderdice, CEO of Learning Vault, expressed his delight about the partnership with NCFE, viewing it as a step towards integrating digital credentials into the UK's educational framework. He stated, "We are delighted to facilitate this digital transformation, underscoring our commitment to innovation and the elevation of a skills-based economy. Witnessing esteemed organisations like NCFE adopt new technologies fuels our motivation to continue developing impactful solutions."