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iDEA logoEast Ayrshire Council has launched plans to help citizens and businesses across East Ayrshire to improve their digital skills and help address the digital skills gap.

Partnering with the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), we are rolling out a free digital learning programme for people of all ages living, learning or working in East Ayrshire. 

iDEA has been developed to help inspire people all over the world to become digital citizens, workers, makers, entrepreneurs and gamers to enhance their employability and to help them become economically active. 

iDEA is for everyone. Adults and young people can access the programme for free, and you can learn on your own, in a group, or together as a family - from your phone, tablet or computer.

How it works

iDEA Digital EA badgeiDEA is a digital and enterprise version of The Duke of Edinburgh Award. For every new skill mastered, iDEA learners are awarded a digital badge.

Each badge carries points and when you earn enough points, you are awarded the Bronze, Silver or Gold Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. Badges cover a wide range of topics from cyber security and animation, to coding.

We are offering everyone in East Ayrshire who takes part in iDEA an exclusive Digital EA badge to start you on your iDEA journey. The badge shows that you are a proud digital resident, business or Council employee and counts towards your bronze Award.

How to take part

To take part in iDEA:

  • visit
  • create an account, then select ‘redeem’
  • enter the appropriate codes below and redeem:
    • Citizens, enter EAD161CCZ
    • Businesses, enter EAD161TBIZ
    • East Ayrshire Council employees, enter EAD161TT


Further guidance, supporting documents and advice are available on the iDEA website.

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
London Road
East Ayrshire
Contact us online:
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Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
24 Hour Emergency Helpline(local rate): 0345 724 0000

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