We’re delighted to have partnered with iDEA, an international award winning programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills – for free!

If you would like to learn new digital skills or develop the ones you already have, this is a great way to build your knowledge. You can do all of the courses online and from any device. Any modern phone or tablet will work, you don’t need a laptop. The courses are in five key areas: Citizen, Worker, Maker, Entrepreneur and Gamer. There really is something to suit all interests, from digital awareness and ethics to useful workplace tools and learning how to bring ideas to life.

The programme works as a series of online challenges. As you complete these challenges you earn Badges, and when you earn enough Badges, you can earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. You can add these Awards to your CV. The iDEA Awards are industry-recognised so they really will help you to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

The modules are flexible, and you can choose how much time you are able to commit. The shortest courses take less than half an hour to complete making it easier to fit around other commitments. We have a quiet room you can work in here at TouchPoint with free broadband, please do pop in to see us and we can show you around. You can find out more about iDEA and how to sign up here: iDEA digital skills training.