The Duke Of YorkInspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA)
A new way for people to learn digital and enterprise skills and showcase their achievements to potential employers.
iDEA is a digital and enterprise version of The Duke of Edinburgh Award in which participants complete a series of challenges to achieve an award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level. For every new skill and learning experience mastered, iDEA participants gain a digital badge worth a number of points. When sufficient points have been accumulated, participants are then awarded their Bronze, Silver or Gold Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award.
The iDEA programme is free for all to participate in and badges are awarded by completing online challenges, or by attending workshops in specific areas run by iDEA partner organisations. Learners participating in certain Tablet Academy Workshops will qualify for an iDEA badge equating to 20 points towards the Bronze Award (250 points).
Collect Badges and Earn Your iDEA Bronze Award
iDEA challenges are split into four main categories, each with its own series of badges to be won – Citizen, Worker, Maker and Entrepreneur.
To achieve a Bronze Award participants need to win at least 40 points in each of the categories and 250 points overall.
Badges are awarded to participants who complete an online activity or attend an event like a Tablet Academy workshop.
Introducing Tablet Academy’s iDEA Workshop Programme
Tablet Academy have developed an iDEA workshop programme combining online learning with face-to-face workshops which can be delivered over 30 hours (5 days) for students aged 9 to 18 years.
The workshops focus on STEM activities including Robotics, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality and Cyber Security.
Participants completing the programme will be presented with the Duke Of York Bronze Award.
Kick-start your school’s iDEA programme with Tablet Academy
Tablet Academy are offering free support to Primary and Secondary Schools to help ‘Kick-Start’ their iDEA Programmes in their schools.
For schools based in Dudley, Sandwell, Shrewsbury, Staffordshire, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall and Wolverhampton Local Authorities, Tablet Academy can visit your school to deliver an assembly to your students for free.
Support for other schools
For schools outside of the listed Local Authorities above Tablet Academy can provide a copy of our presentation materials along with a simple ‘how to get started guide’ for teachers. Simply use the link below to request your support.
Tablet Academy Enrichment Days
Tablet Academy Enrichment Days are a range of learner focused practical workshops delivered by qualified educators designed to broaden and enrich the curriculum, reward students, challenge the gifted and talented, or engage difficult groups. Students participating in Tablet Academy workshops are awarded an iDEA badge worth 20 points.