How it works

General Information

Everything you will need to take part in the 23 Things Digital programme is accessed via this website. The programme is open to any social service worker (statutory, voluntary, private) in Scotland.


It’s very easy to take part in our 23 Things programme. The only things you need are:

  • access to a smartphone/PC/Mac with an internet browser and speakers/headphones
  • access to the internet via 3G/4G or broadband
  • an email address
  • a blog (don’t worry if you don’t have one – you set one up at the start)
  • an Open Badges account (again, you will set one up at the start of the programme).


There is no specified timescale to work through the programme – you work at your own pace.

Blog posts

To successfully complete each Thing and earn the linked Open Badge, you should submit a blog post of at least 100 words. You may find that more detailed and in-depth blog posts are useful when evidencing professional development.

Face-to-face sessions

We designed the programme to be done online, however if you feel your team would benefit from a face-to-face half day workshop to get you started please contact to discuss.

Image credit: (((23))) The Video by Charles Strebor is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.