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The ERA Licensing Scheme permits staff at educational establishments to copy, access and use, for non-commercial educational purposes, broadcast output of ERA’s Members in the form of ERA recordings. You will require a licence if you wish to use material sourced from broadcasts (including accessing catch up tv services of the UK public service broadcasters) for teaching resources.



Most educational establishments in the UK are already covered by an ERA licence. This may be by individual licence or as part of a licence agreement, but all licences are renewable annually. You can check your establishment’s Licence status:  Do I have a Licence?


You can also find out how much a licence would cost or whether your establishment is already covered by a group licence.

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You can keep up to date with the latest changes and developments related to the ERA licence here. Search for related subjects, using tags and filters to help refine your search.

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Details and rates

The ERA Licensing Scheme sets out a published tariff per full-time (or full-time equivalent) student by type of educational establishment, i.e. primary, secondary, further and higher education.

Licence FAQs

If you cannot find the answer to your query please contact the ERA office on era@era.org.uk

Please also submit any questions you feel may be relevant to the FAQ page.

We have recently published a  New ERA Information Booklet which can be downloaded as pdf.