The long awaited announcement that VPP is now available in the UK has been communicated today.
The Volume Purchase Programme allows educational institutions to purchase iOS apps in volume and distribute them to students, teachers, administrators and employees.
Further details can be found at the following links:
Main page: http://www.apple.com/uk/education/volume-purchase-program
FAQ page: http://www.apple.com/uk/education/volume-purchase-program/faq.html
Enrolment page: http://edu-vpp.apple.com/asvpp_pmenroll/
VPP store: https://volume.itunes.apple.com/uk/store
VPP T&C: http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/volume/uk/terms.html#ADDENDUM
(use a single code to sync a Product to multiple devices; audit rights)
Using Apple Configurator MDM software to Manage Apps
Follow this simple step by step process to successfully purchasing apps via the Education VPP store and syncing to iPad using Configurator.
1. Use your Mac/ Macbook Pro - download Configurator software free onto the Mac (mobile device management (MDM)) software. Configurator enables you to set profiles to install & remove apps from devices.
3. Create an Apple id or use an existing one to be able to use VPP
4. Place your iPads in the sync & charge unit & connect to the Mac using USB (not wifi)
5. Open Configurator on the Mac and start the purchase process. A Credit Card is required, itunes gift cards cannot be used.