Badges for the Core Transferable Skills is an idea that the project team have been mulling over. Some of the links you provided are fascinating insight. My further additions to your caveat questions are:
- could we use the same system across Learners and Teachers
- would we add value to our Learners by having an NMIT badge program (ie. gain recognition from employers)
If you are interested in being involved in the discussion/planning for this - please let me know.