Digital Rewards

We’ve teamed up with Cities of Learning, the Real Ideas Organisation and Plymouth City Council to create course achievement levels to inspire you on your journey.

You can now track your progress digitally by earning MyNeedToLive accreditation.  The scheme means you will have digital & downloadable certification in online course completion to show employers, colleges and universities.

What are Open Badges?

Open badges are a new way of showing people what you have accomplished in a chosen field. Think of it as a digital certificate which contains information on and detail of your achievements. It’s a record which you never lose. 

Why Badges Matter

Your badges come from a platform called Credly Acclaim and will stay on your online profile as long as you keep it. The badge and the words describing what you have achieved can be viewed and shared online through social media, copied into application forms and CVs or just referred back to as a reminder of your learning at any time.  A badge contains metadata that tells the world four important things:

  • Who has earned a badge
  • The level they have reached
  • What they did to earn it
  • Who says they did it 

 Levelling up

As a MyNeedToLive student, you can earn up to three badges per course, each of which show you are engaging, progressing, and gaining valuable experience. You can show employers and educators how you have progressed in three key areas of content creation. These levels lead to being a content creation pro:


How do I get a MyNeedToLive Open Badge?

Our open badges are now available. You can earn them by completing our online courses found here > more about Cities of Learning here.

Open Badges (or Digital Badges) are essential in assuring that the learning progress, which happens on the Cities of Learning platform, is sustainable, recognisable and can be shared in the places that matter.