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Frequently asked questions

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How do I become a Becta supplier?
We have a range of EU-compliant frameworks supported by suppliers who have satisfied our requirements for infrastructure services, learning platform services, consultancy services and softwa...
Question published 30 March 2007

 
What is Becta and what does it do?
Becta leads the national drive to inspire and lead the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. It's our ambition to create a more exciting, rewarding and successful e...
Question published 27 March 2006

 
Do you provide funding to develop products?
No. Becta is not a funding organisation and does not give funding for product development. Where we become aware of relevant funding opportunities we may promote them through the ICT Rese...
Question published 27 March 2006

 
Do you purchase products on behalf of the education sector?
We do not purchase products or services and supply them directly to the education sector. However, through procurement programmes, we establish frameworks to achieve best-value purchasing fo...
Question published 27 March 2006

 
How do I get Becta endorsement for my product?
Becta does not endorse or recommend individual products. We encourage all suppliers to develop appropriate products and services to our specifications. However, you must not suggest that ...
Question published 27 March 2006

 
Do you evaluate products or services?
We only evaluate products in certain circumstances. We undertake rigorous testing of products or services that have been entered for inclusion in our procurement agreements. We monitor th...
Question published 27 March 2006

 
What advice can you offer for developers of digital resources?
Information and advice is available in the learning resource development section.
Question published 27 March 2006

 
How can I find educational institutions who can inform my product development?
You may find contacts through educational institutions and regional authorities local to your organisation. Sources of information include: DfES Standards Site: City Learning Centres Regio...
Question published 27 March 2006

 
Where can I find out about the UK education systems?
For information and guidance about education systems, contact the following national bodies: England: Department of Education and Skills Northern Ireland: Department of Education Northern ...
Question published 25 March 2006

 
What information is available for an international company wanting to enter the UK education market?
The following national bodies provide information and guidance about education systems: England: Department of Education and Skills Northern Ireland: Department of Education Northern Irela...
Question published 25 March 2006

 
What information is available for the cultural sector?
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is the national development agency that works for and on behalf of museums, libraries and archives in England, and which advises Government ...
Question published 25 March 2006

 
What is the current availability and use of ICT in education?
Some reports which may be of particular interest can be found in the related resources. You can find further information in the Research and evidence section.
Question published 25 March 2006

 
What information can Becta provide about the specification of computers available in educational institutions?
You can find information about the specification of computers in schools and colleges in the surveys and reports listed in the related links.
Question published 25 March 2006

 
What are the regional broadband consortia and what is their role?
Ten regional broadband consortia (RBCs) were originally established to provide cost-effective and co-ordinated broadband connectivity for schools in England. Through the National Education N...
Question published 25 March 2006