Whats the big iDEA? Build your digital skills online
Want to develop your digital skills for free and gain an award to prove it? If you answered 'yes' keep reading!
What is iDEA?
The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an international programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills online for free.
Through a series of challenges and events, you can earn career and life-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry recognised awards that help you stand out from the crowd. iDEA is about lifelong learning, for anyone who wants to develop their skills.
Learners include school pupils, apprentices, business leaders, pensioners, students and community groups. iDEA is a learning platform that can stimulate digital inclusion across Guernsey, helping people of all ages and abilities gain important digital skills.
Play and learn with iDEA digital badges for free, on any modern device, anywhere you can get online.
You can use any digital device
How to get started
To sign up and start your iDEA learning journey click the button below and sign up on the idea.org.uk website.
When signing up iDEA gives you the option to enter an organisation code. Help us build a digitally skilled island and enter our organisation code: DIGITALGREENHOUSE in the “edit profile” section.
This code allows us to collect anonymous information on people’s interaction with iDEA. We will be able to see how people on Guernsey are developing their digital skills and gaining qualifications.
There are a variety of different topics available to explore:
iDEA has developed a Record of Achievement on the platform.
This enables learners at any point in their learning experience to download, print and share their iDEA achievements to date. If you want to prove to someone you’ve gained accredited badges with iDEA, you'll have a unique verification number on iDEA so employers and education establishments can validate your accomplishments. This is particularly useful for job seekers, apprentices, students and anyone making a personal statement for an application, or anyone going to an interview!
You can download, print and share your achievements as often as you like before or after you get your award. This means you will be able to showcase your hard work in a verifiable certificate whether you have earned two badges or fifty badges. If you get enough points, you will qualify for an industry recognised Award. And beyond that, iDEA is continually adding fun and interesting badges to the badge store.
You can use your Record of Achievement to demonstrate the skills, information and knowledge you have gained at both Bronze and Silver level. Just go to your 'completed badges' section on the Badge Store.