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About us

Who are we?

Becta is the government body which promotes technology in learning.

Why do we do it?

  • To save time and money.
  • To raise standards.
  • To make sure every learner can use technology  to reach their potential, develop the skills for employment and play their full part in society.
  • To ensure the country is competitive.

What do we do?

We provide leadership:

  • to embed the effective use of technology across the system in the most coherent, cost-effective way now and for the future
  • to ensure the market develops products and services that meet the needs of the education and skills sector and provide value for money
  • to help plan for tomorrow's world.

We provide rigorous research and evaluation:

  • to evaluate the impact of technology on the education and skills system.

We provide expert, independent advice:

  • to help the front line make informed choices about technology and plan, buy and use it effectively
  • to help learners and their families access technology, get involved in learning and stay safe online
  • to ensure government policy takes full account of the opportunities and challenges technology brings.

We provide practical tools for the front line:

  • to save time and money
  • to improve teaching and learning
  • to share best practice.