What are iPQ Project Leadership Badges?

Modified on Thu, 05 Oct 2023 at 11:40 AM

Project work provides a natural setting for the development of skills and characteristics such as goal setting, resourcefulness, communication of ideas, creativity and team working. 

To acknowledge and accredit these valuable qualities, pupils completing an ISEB Project Qualification may also be awarded a Project Leadership Badge. These are given to those pupils who have shown leadership skills during their project. These skills can be shown through their playing a significant role in leading a group project, but they can also be manifested through the pupil taking exploring the impact of their work on others, showing flair and innovation and documenting iterative development and problem-solving skills development of their project. 

The Project Leadership badge scheme operates across the three stages of the iPQ. 

Bronze: Collaboration. As a foundational skill at iPQ2 stage, the Bronze Badge is awarded based on evidence of effective group leadership in one element of the project. iPQ2 pupils are encouraged to develop their group working skills during their projects though individual projects are still permitted. 

Silver: Impact and Creativity. iPQ3 pupils are encouraged to focus on individual project work and the development of their capacity for thought leadership, meaning the exploration of new ideas and considering the impact their work can have on others. Group projects are permitted, but the Silver leadership Badge is available to those pupils who have exercised and evidence independent thought leadership by understanding, evidencing, and presenting the impact their work could have on others and exploring the imaginative pursuit of creative answers to questions in new areas. 

Gold: Innovation and Problem-Solving. iPQ4 pupils are encouraged to apply their project skills to genuine work-based challenges and the Gold Badge is available as a means of recognising genuine leadership and innovation in response to a real-world problem. 

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