The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, has a global reach. The programme helps people gain career enhancing digital and enterprise skills - for free.
We are working with several Partner organisations to introduce iDEA to a broad spectrum of learners, to develop our exciting, diverse series of badges, and to accredit activities, initiatives, programmes and events.
Together with our Partners, iDEA is creating meaningful social impact; helping make a difference as part of a global community that enables digital skills education.
Partners are getting involved because they see iDEA as a way to help inspire, shape and recruit the talent pipeline for their businesses and the wider digital economy.
iDEA allows those who may never have thought of themselves as an achiever to become just that.
iDEA is an accessible and sustainable education service that can empower and connect millions across the globe.
A new and different way for people to learn digital skills and showcase their achievement to potential employers.
iDEA is being used as a tool to help digital inclusion and digital literacy. Digital badges are bite-sized learning modules which are accessible, achievable and independent of excelling in formal learning environments. They are split into categories which span the core competencies of the digital world.
As well as being fun, the badges on iDEA provide a visual acknowledgment of achievement which can then lead to increased employment marketability in the STEAM and enterprise sectors. iDEA aims to be a key employability tool to support the development and showcasing of digital and enterprise skills.
iDEA Accreditation and Participation badges enable learners to have an immutable, sharable record of participation in your activity. They are proving very popular among corporate Partners like Google, who use them for their Applied Digital Skills programme; Salesforce, who use them to accredit their Volunteer and Community work; Microsoft, who use them for their Imagine If coding sessions; and charity Partners like Transformation Trust and Career Matters, who use them to accredit employability programmes.