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Digdata certification

Digdata believe it is important to reward the effort, commitment and dedication of young people who are working towards gaining career knowledge, so all student members who take part in our challenge activities are issued with a certificate. These can be uploaded to students’ CVs, LinkedIn profiles or any job applications, demonstrating their personal interest in the world of data to potential employers. Students can take part in as many Digdata activities as they wish, with each certificate referencing the relevant leading brand or service – a great way to make CVs and job applications stand out from the crowd!

With Digdata activities available from age 12+, younger students can really get ahead of the game. Taking part in our live online career challenges and live online career panels will not only broaden their outlook on data careers available to them, but also help steer their option choices at GCSE, further and higher education.

Our certification system is based on how each of our activities meets the government’s Gatsby Benchmarks for good career guidance. The eight benchmarks set out in the report serve as a framework for improvement in careers provision and have been adopted as part of the government’s careers strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges.

Digdata steps

Each activity meets the following of the
government’s Gatsby Benchmarks

Live online career challenge:

All student members who take part in Digdata live online career challenges and submit their work will receive a VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE referencing the relevant data champion brand or service. Students can undertake as many challenges as they wish, and a separate certificate is awarded for each challenge.

  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Virtual experience of the workplace
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Learning from career information
  • Personal Guidance

Career challenge classroom resource:

To support teachers in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, our classroom resources offer the opportunity to link curriculum-based learning and careers in the classroom. This resource is available to all our teacher and career leader members. We offer a CLASSROOM DATA CAREER CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE to all teachers that submit their work to the Digdata team. In addition, if participating students are Digdata members, we will email them directly with an individual DATA CAREER CERTIFICATE. Students who have no access to technology can request membership and certification through their teacher.

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

Live online career panel:

Student members can take part in as many live online career panels as they wish and will receive a CAREER ENGAGEMENT CERTIFICATE for each one attended. All certificates reference the relevant data champion brand or service.

  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Personal guidance
  • Learning from career and labour market information

Please note that students can access all career and education panels via the Digdata Library Resource. While these provide a valuable source of information, students will not receive any certification for taking part in these activities retrospectively.

Digdata values and promotes the efforts of students who go the extra mile to fully engage with data career knowledge. Should potential employers wish to validate any students’ certificates, we will be happy to provide confirmation of their participation in our activities.

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