Published onSeptember 20 2021
Here at Lantra, an awarding body with over 40 years’ experience delivering specialist training and qualifications, we pride ourselves on always responding to the changing needs of industry.
We aim to always keep ahead of the curve, whether that be in the subjects our courses cover, the technical content of our courses, or the technology we adopt to support the entire learning process.
We’re delighted therefore to announce that Lantra is now supplying e-certificates as proof of achievement rather than just hard copy certificates. Later in the year we will also be introducing electronic skills cards too.
With so much of our day-to-day lives now digital, we are confident this move will be seen as a natural progression that will realise several benefits.
Not only will e-certificates and e-cards be issued more quickly, but it will also be easier to share and store them and, the reduction in materials and postage will ultimately help reduce our carbon footprint
We have the support of HSE who are keen to reassure that e-certificates and e-cards represent a legitimate proof of attainment.
“As evidence of training, the Health and Safety Executive can confirm e-certificates, e-skills cards or similar electronic records, properly issued by an Awarding Organisation, have equal validity as the traditional paper and plastic equivalents.”
Adrian Hodkinson, HSE.
We appreciate that digital certification will take time to ‘bed-in’ so for a transitional period we will be issuing both e-certificates and hard copy certificates.
Having run a pilot over the summer, support for the e-certificates has been overwhelming from Learners and employers alike.
“All our students have been very happy to receive e-certificates. Some even asked why it was necessary to also get a hard copy too but, when the long-term plan was explained, they were happy with the convenience storing certificates electronically brought and were delighted from an environmental perspective. For the few that did want a hard copy too, printing off a paper copy themselves was a completely acceptable”
Ian Pryce, Harper Adams University