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Cities of Learning

What is Cities of Learning?

Cities of Learning is a new approach funded by RSA and City and Guilds. It is an inclusive approach that promotes and recognises learning wherever it happens and leads to new pathways into education and work. Cities of Learning is helping people and places tell the story of their learning.

As a national programme Cities of Learning is built on the belief that learners of all ages deserve access to experiences and opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities, with the ability to progress into meaningful and valued learning and work opportunities which enable them to thrive.

Currently in its pilot stage, Cities of Learning launched in 2019 in Plymouth and Brighton.

What’s happening in Plymouth?

Real Ideas are the anchor organisation for the RSA and Digital Me, working with Plymouth City Council to pilot this approach in Plymouth. Working with a broad range of exciting organisations across the city we are developing digital pathways and playlists to support 14-24 year olds to achieve digital badges which help build motivation and confidence by ‘gamifying’ learning engagement and progression, supporting them to uncover and articulate the skills that they have, and providing them with the tools and guidance to progress further.

Hear from a young person – digital badges

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