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The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA)
Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), helps people enhance their chances in life and on the job market with digital and enterprise skills. iDEA is a completely free, open access learning programme with a wide range of bite-size modules, known as ‘badges’. iDEA badges can be used for free anywhere in the world and on any device, anywhere you can get online. iDEA has mapped the Skills Builder Framework into the metadata relating to the learning outcomes of each badge. Every participant on iDEA can download, print or digitally share their own Record of Achievement to support job applications, and showcase the range of skills they have developed working on iDEA and with the programme’s partners.
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How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content