21st century qualifications for a digital generation
The DiDA suite of qualifications is unique in its scope, philosophy and delivery methods.
Inspiring and challenging
DiDA promotes creative use of digital applications. Its real-life, outcome-driven approach inspires and challenges learners to demonstrate what they know and are able to do in authentic contexts.
Modern and future-proofed
DiDA is a modern, world-class suite of qualifications that is designed to equip learners with the skills they need to live, learn and earn in the 21st century.
Creative and collaborative
DiDA enables learners to make the leap from passive consumers to active producers of quality digital content. It develops their ability to organise themselves and their work and encourages them to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT.
There are four qualifications in the current DiDA suite:
- AiDA - Award in Digital Applications (Unit 1 only) - equivalent to 1 GCSE
- CiDA - Certificate in Digital Applications (Unit 1 plus any other unit) - equivalent to 2 GCSEs
- CiDA+ - Extended Certificate in Digital Applications (Unit 1 plus any other two units) - equivalent to 3 GCSEs
- DiDA - Diploma in Digital Applications (Unit 1 plus any other three units) - equivalent to 4 GCSEs.
The current DiDA qualifications are available at two levels, providing full A* - G equivalence. Learners can combine different units and levels.
Teaching DiDA from September 2012
You can continue to offer AiDA, CiDA, CiDA+ and DiDA from September 2012. The last certification of these qualifications will be June 2014 – we will allow you to register and enter your learners for each exam series, with June 2014 being the final certification opportunity for units and awards. No new learners should commence the existing DiDA qualifications with an certification date after June 2014.
CiDA from 2012
Edexcel’s Next Generation Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) has now been accredited by Ofqual for first teaching from the 1st October 2012. Learn more about this exciting new qualification.