About iDEA

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

Through our series of online challenges, you can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry-recognised Awards that help you stand out from the crowd.

I am a Learner

Learn vital skills for
work and life.


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I am an Organiser

Use iDEA with a group
of learners.


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I am a Partner

Enabling digital skills education.


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Badge your brilliance

As well as being fun, the badges on iDEA provide a visual acknowledgment of achievement.

Industry-recognised Awards

With enough points, you can win industry-recognised Awards, and unlock Special Achievements.

Use any device

Play and learn with iDEA digital badges for free, on any modern device, anywhere you can get online.

What is a badge?

iDEA badges are interactive online modules, created in consultation with industry experts that you can access for free, on any device, anywhere in the world. They vary in length and difficulty and iDEA has a huge range of badges you can choose from, just pick one that interests you and get started.

Bronze, Silver & Gold

iDEA is the digital and enterprise equivalent of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Bronze is beginner, Silver intermediate and Gold advanced. The iDEA Bronze Award and iDEA Silver Award are available now, and Gold will be released in due course.