Get all the apps and books your students need.

Purchase apps and books in bulk with the Volume Purchase Programme and distribute apps directly to devices with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.

Apps for iPad and Mac.

Buy apps in volume for both iPad and Mac through the Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) store. A wide variety of free apps are also available. Purchasing in volume lets you tap into immediate benefits for your entire institution. Since VPP allows developers to offer special pricing for education institutions, you can receive a 50 per cent discount for certain app purchases in quantities of 20 or more.

Books from the iBooks Store.

Provide students and staff with all the tools they need to enhance learning. 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. Free books are also available.

A better way to manage content.

You can use the VPP with your mobile device management (MDM) solution to distribute apps and books over the air.

Manage apps.

Easily assign apps to devices or users while retaining ownership and control. With iOS 9, you can now choose to distribute apps directly to iPad — no Apple ID is required on the device. This helps speed up your institution’s deployments and lets users create their Apple ID at a later time. Apps can be assigned, revoked and reassigned.

Learn more about managing devices

Distribute books.

Books purchased through the VPP can be distributed through managed book distribution but cannot be revoked or reassigned. Books, ePubs and PDFs you create with iBooks Author or other tools can also be distributed with MDM and configured with restrictions.

Speed up content delivery.

Using Caching Server 2, you can quickly deliver OS updates, app downloads and updates, and content updates over the air. When a device on your network downloads new software or data from Apple, a copy is automatically stored on your server. This speeds up the subsequent download and delivery of content over your institution’s network.

Learn more about Caching Server 2

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 procure Volume Purchase Programme Credit (VPP Credit), which provides credit to administrators electronically for any amount through email. Education customers can buy VPP Credit through the Apple Online Store for Education, by calling 0800 048 0408 to speak to an Apple representative or through authorised Apple Resellers.

Get started.

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

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


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

Set up.

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


Using your MDM solution or Apple Configurator 2, you can distribute purchased apps to your institution’s devices or authorised users. You can also distribute content using redeemable codes.

Volume Purchase Programme Guide.

Get your organisation started with purchasing and distributing apps and books in volume.

Download the programme guide

The Volume Purchase Programme is available in the following countries or regions:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.