Apple in Education

Volume Purchase Programme for Education

The Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) makes it simple for institutions of any size to find, buy and distribute apps and books to enable endless learning possibilities.

Apps and Books. Mac and iOS. Limitless potential for learning.

The Volume Purchase Programme store lets you purchase world-class App Store apps and engaging interactive books that are great for education. Purchase in volume and tap into immediate benefits for your entire institution.

Apps for Mac and iOS.

Buy apps in volume for both Mac and iOS through the VPP store. Free apps are also available, so you can provide students and teachers with all the tools they need to enhance learning.

Pricing for education.

Developers can offer educational institutions special pricing on apps through VPP. If a developer has enabled education pricing, institutions receive a 50 per cent discount when purchasing in quantities of 20 or more.

Books from the iBooks Store.

Use VPP to purchase a wide variety of books from the iBooks Store. Discover children’s books, classic novels, reference guides and textbooks from major publishers, and bring entirely new ways of learning to your institution.

Streamlined distribution. A better way to manage content.

The Volume Purchase Programme provides institutions with complete ownership and control of content through mobile device management (MDM) solutions. And users get quick and easy access to apps and books, over the air.

Flexible options.

When you buy apps and books in volume, you can distribute content via redeemable codes directly to your users. You also have the option to assign apps and books using third-party MDM solutions.

Managed distribution.

Easily distribute apps to users while retaining ownership and control. Invite users to participate, then assign apps using an MDM solution. Apps can be used on all the user’s devices and when no longer needed, reassigned to a different user.

Automatic installation.

If a student’s device is supervised, you can install apps over the air automatically and without any user interaction. This ensures students get the apps they need at just the right time.

Accepting credit cards and purchase orders.

Educational institutions can purchase apps and books in volume using purchase orders, credit cards and ClickandBuy. Institutions using purchase orders can now procure Volume Purchase Programme Credit (VPP Credit), which provides credit to administrators electronically for any amount through email. Education customers can buy VPP Credit from Apple directly.

How it works.

In just a few simple steps, your institution will be set up to purchase and distribute apps and books in volume.
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1 Enrol.

Set up a Volume Purchase Programme account by providing basic information about your institution and who will manage the programme.

3 Purchase.

In the VPP store, search for the content you need, enter the quantity and complete the transaction with VPP Credit or a credit card.

2 Set up.

After enrolment is complete, you then set up and manage your institution’s administrators for the purchasing and distribution of content.

4 Distribute.

Distribute content to individual users by providing them with redeemable codes on a per-app basis. Or streamline app distribution institution-wide by assigning content directly to users or groups using an MDM solution.

The Volume Purchase Programme is available in the following countries:

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.