What’s the big iDEA?

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iDEA is a national project that helps you badge your brilliance. Through the series of online challenges and events, you can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain nationally recognised awards that help you stand out from the crowd.

The challenges are split into four main categories, each with its own series of badges to be won – citizen, worker, maker and entrepreneur. As well as being fun, these badges will help you show off what you’ve learned and could, when the time comes, help you land the job you want.

Turning their learning into earning…

When students have taken enough badges in each of the categories, they can gain iDEA Bronze Award – a recognised symbol of their hard work, determination and skill. Students will then be able to take new challenges and badges that will unlock a Silver Award and then, the ultimate prize, the iDEA Gold Award!

On Tuesday 7th March, Naomi Timperley and Adam Mitcheson visited UTC@MediaCityUK to launch iDEA with our students. We will be supporting students to get involved and start their bronze awards now!

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