Inspiring 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.
The iDEA Bronze Award
5 Day School Workshop Programme
The iDEA Award programme is free for people of all ages to engage with online, and Tablet Academy have developed a complementary five day workshop experience in which young people aged 9-16 years can participate in a series of hands-on STEM (robotics, coding etc.) themed activities. By combining Tablet Academy’s engaging teacher-led activities with the online badges, successful participants will be awarded their iDEA Bronze Award by the end of the fifth day of workshops.
£100 per student
Fee includes the 5 day workshop experience delivered by Tablet Academy qualified educators.
Minimum 20 participants - Maximum 30 participants. All required equipment can be provided by Tablet Academy at no extra cost. It is however beneficial if the venue can provide access to computers with internet access.
Parents/Carers are welcome to attend the presentation to see their child receive their Bronze Award at 2:30pm on the final day of the programme. Participants will receive a personalised and accredited Record of Achievement on the day and their Certificate will be despatched to their home from Buckingham Palace a few weeks later. Price excludes VAT.
WHAT DOES THE 5 DAY PROGRAMME INCLUDE?
The 5 day experience covers one category per day, leaving the final day to accumulate any additional points necessary to qualify for the Bronze Award.
The Tablet Academy hands-on workshops are delivered by fully qualified experienced teachers and include a range of challenges linked to the iDEA categories. To complete these challenges participants will learn how to program robots, build and experience virtual reality environments, develop working machines in Minecraft, learn about staying safe online, create working circuits using conductive building blocks and how to pitch your ideas in the Dragons Den type activity.
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Funding Support from Industry
Tablet Academy are seeking industry and commercial sponsors who are willing to contribute towards the costs of schools wishing to run this programme in socially disadvantaged areas. If you are or know of a company interested in supporting such schools in securing the required funds please contact us using the form provided below.