IWCF eCerts

We are delighted to announce that all centres and candidates have now successfully transitioned to IWCF eCerts. 

eCerts are integrated within FORUM and award a digital badge to successful candidates, replacing the current paper IWCF certificate. During the roll-out we have received positive feedback from both centres and candidates.

Using the Open Badges framework which has been developed by Mozilla, every eCert holds meta-data that allows each badge to be traced back to its origin quickly and easily.

Each eCert features a unique code and this can be used to trace the authenticity of the badge using the verification tool within FORUM. The verification page can be used by accredited centres, potential employers, organisations and individuals to confirm that the badges are valid and have been issued by IWCF.

The introduction of IWCF eCerts offers several significant benefits including:

  • No printing or shipping costs, reducing the carbon footprint
  • Improved quality and delivery of certificates
  • No requirement for replacement certificates
  • Provides an extra level of security with a unique code held in the eCert
  • Increases the awareness of qualification validation for the industry
  • Instant award of eCerts and printable wallet cards
  • Sharing of your eCert across the web including social media channels

A grading descriptor* has also been introduced for Candidates eCerts. This will automatically be applied to each eCert and will reflect the result of the candidate’s assessment.

The grading descriptors are:

  • Pass (70% - 79%)
  • Pass with Merit (80% - 89%)
  • Pass with Distinction (90% - 100%)

*The candidate’s employer can choose to opt out of the grading descriptor on request.

An accredited programme eCert will now be awarded to centres after the completion of a successful audit, replacing the current paper certificate. 

Centres and candidates can also display and share their eCert on their website and social networking sites to display their recent certification awards.

If you have any questions about eCerts please contact us.


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