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The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award


The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is an international award winning programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.

Through a series of online challenges, you can win badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain Awards that help you stand out from the crowd. There are badges which can help you to be safe online, pick up tips and techniques on topics such as web design, cyber security, cloud computing, animation and how to use colours in digital creations which all link to the topics that we explore in our Computing lessons.

iDEA aspires to be the digital and enterprise equivalent of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Bronze is beginner, Silver intermediate and Gold advanced. Each award can be downloaded as a certificate when achieved alongside your record of achievement to show which badges you have successfully completed.


How iDEA works

Learners take part in a series of challenges to win awards. For every new skill and learning experience mastered, iDEA learners are awarded a digital badge. Each badge carries a number of points. When participants earn enough points, they are awarded the Bronze, Silver or Gold Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award.

Digital skills are all about developing the ability to tell a computer what to do, to make, to build, to get creative and to gain confidence. Enterprise skills set you up for success in the real world. iDEA helps equip people to be digital workers, makers, entrepreneurs, gamers and citizens of the future.


How to get involved?

All KS3 pupils at the Deanery are enrolled in the programme in Y7 and complete a series of Bronze challenges as part of their Y7 homework. Additionally all KS4 and sixth form pupils can enrol if they would like to.

As anyone can take part in the programme, parents and carers are also eligible to enrol. All participants need is to be online at – iDEA works on all modern devices, browsers and operating systems.

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