Who we are

ERA – opening up a world of broadcast learning resources

Television and radio programmes broadcast in the UK offer educators a rich and diverse source of material to support teaching and to enhance learning.

The ERA Licensing Scheme provides a single point of clearance for all rights necessary for educational establishments at all levels of education to create and use resources obtained from broadcast materials whether on television or radio. Educational establishments need an ERA Licence if they enable students or teachers to use material sourced from broadcasts for teaching purposes. This includes enabling access to catch up services of UK broadcasters when terms and conditions link with the ERA Licence.

As a not for profit organisation, we only cover our administration costs from the money we collect from licensing. We pay everything else to our Members. This ensures that Rightsholders are being paid fairly for the work they have created.

Do you have a licence?

Most educational establishments in the UK hold current ERA licences, either in the form of an individual licence or as part of a blanket license agreement; for example, where a local authority has entered into an agreement with ERA on behalf of all its schools.

Not sure if your institution holds a licence? Find out more…

Need more details on what the licence covers? Click here…

Need to know how much the licence costs? Find out more…



Latest News

ERA AGM for 2017 to take place Thursday 14 September 2017

The ERA Board has called for the 2017 Annual General Meeting to be held on 14th September 2017. All ERA… Read more

FE and HE rates for ERA Licences now set for Licensing Year from 1 August 2017

 Following discussions with UUK/Guild HE and representatives of FE colleges in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, it has been… Read more

Job Vacancy – Licensing Assistant

ERA is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and confident self-starter to assist in the processing and administration of licences to… Read more

Our Blog

Film Roundup

There’s a bumper week of films coming up on the small screen next week with a whole raft of film… Read more

No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?

This two-parter on BBC2 starting on Wednesday 16 August is definitely a must-see for teachers and parents alike, and makes… Read more

Partition of India

The BBC is marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India with a raft of programmes exploring the historical… Read more