Get help with technology

Information for local authorities, academy trusts and schools about the devices, internet access and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Get laptops and tablets

Find out how to prepare to order laptops and tablets for disadvantaged children in certain year groups when schools are affected by disruption to face-to-face education due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Get support guides for laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers

Get information about setting up, distributing and managing the laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers you’ve received. You can also find guides to share with children and young people to help them use the devices.

Get internet access

Find out how to get internet access for disadvantaged children and young people when schools are affected by disruption to face-to-face education. Learn about our schemes to increase data allowances on mobile devices and offer 4G wireless routers.

Get funding and support to set up a digital education platform

Find out how to apply for government-funded support to access one of two free-to-use digital education platforms: G Suite for Education or Office 365 Education.

Get free training and support to set up and use technology effectively

Access funded advice, guidance and training from the EdTech demonstrators, a network of schools and colleges expert in their use of technology. This may be helpful if you’ve received devices or support to set up a new digital platform through the Get help with technology programme, or if you’re developing your approach to remote education, reducing teacher workloads and improving pupil outcomes.

Get support

If you work for a local authority, academy trust or school and you need help with any of the devices or services offered by this programme, please email We aim to respond within 3 working days.

If you’ve been given a laptop, tablet or 4G wireless router by your local authority or school and need some help, please contact the person or school who gave it to you.

Find out more about the Department for Education’s Get help with technology programme on GOV.UK.