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Education Sector IT

Technology that empowers students and staff

The technology and business needs of schools, colleges and universities vary hugely. Our dedicated, expert education teams are always on hand to help you find the best IT solutions whether that's a simple request or a more complex, transformational IT project.

What we do

Our dedicated education teams combine their industry knowledge with technical expertise to advise you on the best technology for your organisation. 

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IT solutions for Universities

Our Higher Education team understands that attracting, acquiring and retaining students is imperative. We offer guidance on technology strategies and solutions that improve the student experience, giving your institute a unique edge.

IT solutions for Schools & Colleges

We focus on providing the most suitable technology to enable improved teaching and support hybrid learning in the classroom. We understand the need to make sure you have the right tools and support so that education is never compromised and you are always prepared for what’s next.

  • Dedicated education teams focusing on schools, colleges and universities

  • Dedicated Microsoft team to assist with education-specific licensing agreements

  • UCISA event sponsor, delivering thought leadership within technology for Higher Education

  • Accredited on major UK University frameworks

  • Focus on specific strategies, such as delivering technologies to support the “hybrid classroom”

  • Access to simple online procurement, via eCAT

  • Specialist teams to assist with technology implementations

  • Longstanding vendor relationships

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Higher education frameworks

We sit on several higher education frameworks, offering universities a ‘one-stop-shop’ facility that includes a comprehensive range of IT products and services.

In addition, frameworks such as CCS Education Technology and other CPC, KCS and YPO framework accreditations allow us to further support schools and colleges with IT procurement.


Our partner alliance team can leverage our accreditations to work with niche partners, providing healthcare customers with access to specialist services that are not on any framework.

  • RM6068

    Crown Commercial Service Technology Products and Associated Services

  • CPC

    Software Licenses & Associated Services

  • RM3804

    Crown Commercial Service Technology Services 2

  • RM3808

    Crown Commercial Service Network Services 2

  • RM3821

    Crown Commercial Service Data and Application Solutions

  • RM1557.12

    Crown Commercial Service G-Cloud 12

  • Health Trust Europe

    Complete IT 2

  • KCS

    Software Products and Associated Services 2

  • KCS

    Interactive AV & IT Hardware Solutions and Consultancy

  • NP5016/17

    NHS NSS Software Value Added Re-Seller

  • RM6103

    Crown Commercial Service Education Technology framework

  • SUPC

    Software License Resellers Agreement


    HE Networking Supply and Services

  • JISC

    Network Equipment Framework Agreement

  • SUPC

    Servers, Storage & Solutions National Agreement

  • SUPC

    IT Related Accessories & Parts


    Audio Visual framework


    Audio Visual framework


    National Education Printer Agreement

  • CPC

    ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure

  • CPC

    Desktop Hardware


    Cyber Security Services


    IT VAR Products & Services Framework

  • YPO

    Technology Hardware and Software Solutions

  • Caerphilly CBC

    Provision of Education Technology and Associated Services


    Digital Workplace Solutions

  • NPS Wales

    IT Products and Services (ii)

  • RM3733

    Crown Commercial Service Technology Products 2

  • RM6147

    Crown Commercial Service Technology Online Purchasing Content

  • RM3781

    Crown Commercial Service Multifunctional Devices, Managed Print and Content Services and Records and Information Management

  • RM1043.7

    Crown Commercial Service Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5

  • RM1043.6

    Crown Commercial Service Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4

  • RM6103

    Crown Commercial Service Education Technology


    Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services


    Cloud Solutions


    IT Enterprise Solutions

  • LLP

    ICT VAR Products and Services framework

  • LPP

    IT Information Management and Technology


    2 IT Hardware & Services


    Software Value Added Re-Seller


    Printers and Managed Print Services

  • JISC

    Web Filtering and Monitoring framework

Why Softcat

We develop strategies for success, beyond simple implementation, that align with your budget.

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Strategic focus

We’re dedicated to being more than an IT supplier. We focus on the best way to implement solutions that deliver learning and business outcomes, rather than being driven by what technology is already in place.

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Dedicated team with 15 years experience

With extensive experience within the education sector, we understand the unique challenges that schools, colleges and universities face and draw on best practice to give you tailored advice.

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Microsoft specialists

Our dedicated Microsoft team is always on hand to assist with education-specific licensing agreements, making sure staff and students have the right technology to succeed.

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Longstanding vendor relationships

We offer a wide portfolio of IT solutions from industry leading partners. We work with the most suitable vendor to deliver your solution, including securing commercials that work for you.

Our partners

Our partner ecosystems combines the industry’s biggest names and fastest growing startups to power your data journey.

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“They always ask, ‘what can we do to add more value’ and follow up on promises. Softcat is extremely hands-on and always strives to establish an ongoing, productive relationship with its clients. It gives us confidence that we are sourcing precisely the technologies the university needs.”

Find out how you can empower your business with Softcat.