Becta’s role, up to 24 May 2010 when the Government announced its proposed closure, was to ‘lead the national drive to inspire and lead the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning.’ It offered advice to schools, colleges and industry to help them make informed choices about technology, plan, buy and use it effectively.

Unfortunately, Becta’s website closed on 31 January 2011, ahead of the organisation’s closure in March. The Becta website is captured on the National Archives although some features and functionality will no longer be available.

To ensure the educational community benefits from being able to re-use Becta materials, Becta has now adopted the Open Government licence (OGL). This ensures that stakeholders and website visitors will be able to benefit from the resources open for re-use under this licence.