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iDEA award

iDEA is a program that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free through a series of online challenges.

The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award is an accredited national programme.

You can win 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 young people, apprentices, business leaders, pensioners, students and community groups. 


Can I get my school involved?

Of course! iDEA allows you to upskill your pupils and prepare them for the digital workplaces of the future. It is a great way to excite and motivate young learners and it links in with the school's ICT curriculum, enabling pupils to apply new skills while they learn and communicate online, in a fun and safe way.

We know there will be a greater emphasis on digital skills in the future and we want to equip Chorley's younger generation with the right digital skills from an early age so they can unlock new opportunities.

To find out how we can help you introduce iDEA to your school contact us by email to


Get started with iDEA

To take part in iDEA:

  • visit
  • create an account, then select 'have a badge code' 
  • enter D1G1CHORLEY and redeem your Digital Chorley badge. You will see your Digital Chorley badge and points appear in your badge store.
  • select badges to complete and away you go. 

For help and support you can attend one of our free digital support sessions or contact us by email to or by calling 01257 515151.

You can also redeem an additional Digital Lancashire badge code for additional bronze award points.

Over 18's - D1G1LANCS18UP
Under 18's - D1G1LANCS18UN

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