Digital Badges


For Workers

I was asked to undertake an ECITB MJI10 or SBT02 tests and now I have received an email from Connected Competence to accept a digital badge. expand_more

MJI10 forms part of the base technical competence for Pipefitting and Mechanical Maintenance trade test suites and SBT02 forms part of the base technical competence for an Instrumentation & Control Maintenance Technician. You can view the Standard Industry Role Profiles for these occupations to understand how these activities align with others here. Alternatively the individual badge for MJI10 and SBT02 will make it easier for you to demonstrate the validity of your competence achievements with employers without having to send out individual certificates all the time.

Who issues the Digital Badge? expand_more

The Badge is issued from Connected Competence which is enabled by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and your competence achievements are recognised as transferable skills. We will send you an email via Acclaim by Credly to let you know you have been awarded a digital credential. You simply need to set up an account and accept your badge – then you’re ready to go.

Is there a cost associated with accepting a digital badge? expand_more

No, accepting and sharing Connected Competence digital badges is free for digital badge earners.

Do I need to access another digital platform? expand_more

Accepting your digital badge is easy and you only need to provide basic information. Many learning and development organisations are moving away from paper certificates towards digital badges and the Credly system, utilised by Connected Competence is one of the largest which means you will likely be accepting more digital badges in the future from other institutions to add to your single portfolio.

Why do you need my email address? What are you going to do with it? expand_more

To claim your digital badge, you are required to share your name and email address with Acclaim by Credly. However, although Credly is a US based organisation, the platform is fully GDPR compliant, you can find further information on this here. You are in control of what you share and make visible to other users. Define what you choose to share by opting for private or public to determine if your badges can be seen by others.

I don’t have technology access expand_more

A digital badge can be accepted through many forms of communication devices including smartphones, tablets, computers and anywhere that can access an internet browser. Further assistance to help you accept and share your digital badges with can be found here.

I’ve been doing this job for over 20 years, why is this now a requirement? expand_more

Connected Competence is concerned with the assurance of current, base technical competence. There are many reasons why a qualification obtained many years ago may not reflect current industry practice or some activities may not have been performed by the worker for some time. Demonstrating your current technical competence every 3-4 years provides assurance not only to you and your team members but also your employers that everyone is working safely to the same base standards. A digital badge helps to provide instant recognition of your current technical competence.

Where can I learn more about Digital Badges and how to share them? expand_more

Visit to understand how digital badges showcase your credible, certified and transferable achievements.

You can download our quickstart guide here

Follow Credly’s step-by-step instructions when you’ve created your account, to add your badge to your LinkedIn profile and other social media sites. There’s also lots of useful resources within the Acclaim by Credly platform, visit the Help Centre that includes support articles and video available 24/7

Watch this short video on how Connected Competence digital badges are awarded, issued via Credly, accessed and can be shared.