Becta (formerly known as the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) was a non-departmental public body (popularly known as a Quango)] funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, in the UK…

Becta was the Government’s lead agency for information and communications technology (ICT) in education, covering the United Kingdom. It was established in 1998 through the reconstitution of the National Council for Educational Technology (NCET)…

…it oversaw the procurement of all ICT equipment and e-learning strategy for schools. It is a member of European schoolnet.

The organisation went into liquidation in April 2011 following its funding from government ceasing in March 2011.