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Edu Solutions

Education Solutions from BT

Created to help you enhance learning outcomes

When you choose Business Direct, you choose a supplier that really understands your needs and those of your students. We can advise on the ideal products, services and solutions to meet the needs of your learning environment.

We work closely with our colleagues across BT to give you a complete set of tools for student success. Read more below or ask us for details.

Why BT in Education?

  • We listen
    Our development work is driven by you. We make sure we understand the challenges you face.
  • We deliver
    We use our expertise in design, planning, delivery and innovation to help your academic organisation excel.
  • We influence
    We’re working closely with the DfE to help shape education strategy for ICT. Our strategies are built around closing the skills gap in computer science.
  • We partner
    We enjoy partnerships with the world’s leading IT companies and learning communities. We’re helping to develop products and services so students can thrive in today’s ever-changing world.
  • We understand
    BT is working hard to upskill the next generation with core S.T.E.M. knowledge to ensure that all British students are properly prepared for the challenges they’ll face in the 21st century.

We understand and recognise the ICT skills gap for education

  • Having access to technology from an early age gives pupils the best chance of success
  • Technology is playing a key role in the classroom. It’s even affecting Ofsted ratings
  • We understand there’s ever tightening budgets, so investment in technology can often be a challenge
  • We believe we have a responsibility to prepare students to play their part in the global economy
  • We're passionate about helping students with special educational needs or disabilities to improve their capabilities using assistive technology

You can trust our service to reflect our values


You’ll have a dedicated IT Specialist as your point of contact.

Our team have over 30 years’ experience and the best part – they’re real people.

Our people understand and care that you need the best service and solution, for the best price.


We’re not going to confuse you with jargon.

We keep it simple so you know what you’re getting and why.

You can benefit from our free, impartial advice. You’ll know the solution we offer is the best one for you.


Whatever we do, we do it really well!

From our right first time approach, to our logistical excellence; you can feel confident we can deliver.

With specialists in networking, software, servers and storage – we can help you with IT solutions no matter your problem.


Increase devices in your school via parental contribution


ComputAbility is our hassle-free, parent partnership programme for 1:1 computing devices.

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Enable your staff to get the tech they need


TechPerks is our fully managed, end-to-end employee benefits programme.

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Products and propositions for small, medium and large academic organisations

  • IT hardware, software and consumables
    Over 100,000 products from world leading brands, visit
  • Flexible e-Procurement solutions
    Tailored eProcurement website and punchout solutions are available.
  • Hardware configuration services
    Asset tag, PDI, hardware build, PAT test, software image creation and deployment.
  • Maintenance and Support
    1st, 2nd and 3rd line IT support so no matter the problem, we’ve got you covered.
  • Software licensing
    Specialists selling Microsoft, Symantec, Adobe, McAfee, Citrix, VM-Ware and more.
  • Structured cabling and wireless network installation
    Structured cabling moves and changes, wireless network design and installation.
  • IT hardware disposal services
    WEEE compliant, bespoke disposal solutions.
  • Consolidation, virtualisation and cloud
    Server consolidation, server virtualisation, cloud computing and hosted solutions.
  • Data storage and backup solutions
    Direct attached storage, NAS, SAN, data centre, back-up and recovery.
  • Hardware installation
    At-desk installation, AV and IP CCTV installation, server configuration and installation too.
Find out more about our in-house specialists

We provide end to end solutions for your whole infrastructure

Our Enterprise Business Team will work with our Education IT Specialists to create the best solution for you. Their specialist knowledge of networking, servers, storage and software will help you drive your IT strategy forward.

As an academic organisation, when you choose to work with BT you choose a supplier that really understands your school's requirements. At Business Direct, we have a dedicated team of friendly education-focused IT Specialists who work with locally-based education focussed BT Account Managers. We can advise you on the ideal products, services and solutions to meet the needs of your school, college or university.

BT Local Business

Bringing technology products, services, expertise and local understanding to your doorstep

At BT Local Business, our specialist subject is education. 14,000 schools, colleges and universities are already using BT technology to enhance learning outcomes, improve efficiency and safeguard learners and staff. BT Local Businesses are a network of over 40 independent businesses backed by BT. They’ve been vetted and trained and they have direct access to a dedicated team of specialists within BT.

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Volunteering in schools

You may know BT for calls and lines or Business Direct for IT hardware and software, but did you know we are also actively engaged in a number of programmes designed to improve educational outcomes for young people?

Tech Literacy

  • We’re creating a culture of tech literacy in the UK
  • Our ambition is to help five million children get a better tech education by 2020
  • We want to inspire young people to move from being passive consumers to active creators of technology, and to embrace the role it can play in their lives
  • Embracing tech will help more young people become work ready
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Are your students work ready?

  • We want to help young people succeed by providing them with skills to enhance their employability
  • Designed to help people who are preparing for employment, there’s lots of ways that we at BT can help through our Work Ready programme
  • We’ll show your students what it’s like behind-the-scenes at BT, help them learn practical skills and make them more employable
Learn more

Tech Factor

Our annual competition to help you invest in more technology for your learning environment. Every year BT Business Direct launch a video creation competition for KS1-4 with a top prize of £10,000. With runner-up prizes, some of which are sponsored by our world-class technology partners, this is another great opportunity to think about how we could help you invest in your IT.
Get thinking about your school or academies' entry now!

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BT Young Scientist

BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 15 years. The purpose of the competition is to encourage interest in science in primary and secondary schools. Entries are evaluated by judges and about one third of applicants are accepted to participate in the public exhibition. Students are allocated stands in an exhibition hall where they set up their projects for viewing by the public.
Competing projects are judged during the three days of exhibition, and prizes are awarded.

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Work with Business Direct for all your IT education solutions

  • Work with IT hardware and software specialists
  • Get a dedicated account manager
  • Gain the opportunity to work across other divisions of BT to build an entire end-to-end solution
  • Enjoy excellent service and speedy turnarounds
  • Work with one of the biggest, most competitive IT resellers in the UK
  • Feel confident in the service we provide through IT solutions, pre-sales advice and project management
  • Get total peace of mind by working with a PCI-DSS certified organisation

Contact us today

Get the conversation started

Call us for free, no obligation advice

Contact our Education IT Specialists:
0870 429 3020

Things you need to know

* Check the Tech Factor page on our website for full details.


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