BBC Education

BBC Education delivers the BBC's public purpose to promote education and is central to fulfilling the BBC's mission to inform, educate and entertain

BBC Education delivers the BBC's public purpose to promote education and is central to fulfilling the BBC's mission to inform, educate and entertain.

We aim to transform lives through education by:

  • Providing every child in the UK with a personalised structured learning experience to maximise their individual attainment through BBC Bitesize
  • Supporting and inspiring classroom learning with world-class, curriculum-linked programming (currently delivered through BBC Teach)
  • Addressing societal and educational deficits within the UK by acting as a leader and convener of strategic partnerships aimed at effecting tangible change such as the BBC micro:bit campaign, BBC Terrific Scientific and Super Movers, an exciting partnership with the Premier League to inspire primary school children to get active

What we do

Providing a personalised structured learning experience

BBC Bitesize supports students with their studies outside the classroom, at home and on the go. It directly relates to the curriculum, supporting learners from reception through to taking school-leaving exams. BBC Bitesize also supports UK students with online resources offering careers inspiration and advice.

BBC Bitesize has been an invaluable support for young learners since 1998 and today supports the UK curricula in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales using a rich mix of written content, audio, video, infographics, interactive activities and guides. Today Bitesize is used by 80% of secondary school students in the UK with average unique browsers of 2.5 million each week in term time. It is a valued resource for students, with 80% of GCSE users agreeing that it made them feel more prepared for their exams.

Supporting and inspiring classroom learning

BBC Teach aims to support teachers by curating the best of BBC videos, BBC archive and other curriculum-related resources for use in the classroom.

BBC Teach has a dedicated teaching resource site including thousands of free curriculum-mapped short films for teachers, arranged by subject and age-group; audio for primary teachers from School Radio; and educational campaigns including Super Movers and Terrific Scientific.

Major educational campaigns

Launched in January 2018, Super Movers is an exciting initiative in partnership with the Premier League to inspire primary school children to become more active throughout their school day and enhance their learning.

In 2016, the BBC and its partners designed, manufactured and distributed up to 1 million BBC micro:bits free to every pupil in Year 7 in England and Wales, S1 in Scotland and Year 8 Northern Ireland. To ensure a long lasting legacy for this campaign we are supporting the micro:bit foundation by creating inspirational content for teachers and students using BBC brands.

Other campaigns include The Mind Set - the UK’s first national peer-to-peer coaching network for GCSE and National students; and BBC Ten Pieces which is providing unique opportunities for children and young people to produce creative responses to classical music.

BBC Education commissions

Information for Education resource providers

BBC Education is committed to strengthening its relationship with education resources companies in the commercial sector.

As well as opportunities to syndicate BBC Education content and link to other educational content from the BBC website, BBC Education holds regular industry events at which it shares information about its activities and plans.

Bitesize diversity and inclusion commissioning guidelines

BBC Bitesize has produced guidelines for all suppliers, setting out how we will work together to meet our ambitions for diversity and inclusion. Suppliers should consult these guidelines when responding to Bitesize commissioning briefs.

UK education sector briefings

Briefing for the UK education sector - 16 November 2020


Syndication and fair trading

BBC Education permits some of its content to be syndicated on other non-BBC websites. Syndication is the term used by BBC Learning to indicate usage beyond personal use.

A selection of audio-visual clips for use in the classroom is available for syndication via embedding. Embedding allows these clips to appear in external websites (unlike a hyperlink which takes you from one webpage to another, embedding pulls content from a webpage or server and displays it on your page). Clips available for embedding will have an embed button displayed in the bottom right hand corner of the clip.

Use of BBC Education's syndicated content via embedding must comply with the BBC's terms and conditions. The business terms will apply for any useage beyond personal use. For further information contact:

More information on the BBC's Fair trading guidelines can be found here.

Links to non-BBC content

BBC Education will also consider including on the BBC’s website links to other relevant curriculum content. Applications can be made via the BBC linking-out application form and will require agreement to the Linking-out terms and conditions. All application forms will be assessed by BBC Education’s Policy and Public Affairs team and added to a database of links for use by the BBC Education editorial teams.