Edexcel’s DiDA suite of qualifications is unique in its scope, philosophy and delivery methods, promoting the 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.
New for 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. The new CiDA (120 GLH) has been refocused around creative computing, and includes content on creative multimedia, website and computer game development. Learn more about this exciting new qualification.
For schools in England, the existing CiDA, CiDA+ and DiDA qualifications continue to be recognised as one of the five subjects needed for headline performance measures (5A* to C) in 2014 (for Year 11 learners finishing in September 2014). This means that you can continue to offer this current course to a final 2-year cohort of students, beginning in September 2012.
AiDA (90 GLH) will be available from September, but will not attract headline measures owing to the size of the qualification.
Next generation CiDA (120 GLH) will count towards headline performance measures in 2015. The qualification has not been included on the 2014 list. Visit our School Performance Tables page for the complete breakdown of the DfE’s list.
Centres in Wales and Northern Ireland
Schools and colleges in Wales and Northern Ireland may continue to deliver the existing AiDA, CiDA and DiDA qualifications from September 2012 and qualify for the same GCSE equivalence in performance measures as before (AiDA equivalent to 1 GCSE, CiDA equivalent to 2 GCSEs, DiDA equivalent to 4 GCSEs).
A new set of SPBs are available for DiDA from September 2012.