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Press Release | 14 Jan 2021

Supporting lockdown learning: Vodafone offers free and discounted access to online learning resources to help families with home schooling

Supporting lockdown learning: Vodafone offers free and discounted access to online learning resources to help families with home schooling

Vodafone UK is offering free and discounted access to four leading online education platforms through VeryMe, its loyalty programme for customers.

Vodafone is providing additional home learning support by offering free and discounted access to four leading online education platforms:

through VeryMe, its loyalty programme for customers.

Vodafone customers can now get three months free access to Azoomee, an award-winning multimedia platform targeting primary school kids. Azoomee offers hundreds of fun educational videos, brain-boosting games and inspiring TV shows that are all designed to encourage kids to learn.

Customers can also benefit from a 60-day free trial of MarcoPolo World School, an award-winning early-learning app that is perfect for children aged 3-7 years and contains more than 500 video lessons and 3,000 interactive learning games. New lessons are added regularly and will help to keep kids engaged and motivated during lockdown.

Vodafone customers can claim 33% off a subscription to SchoolOnline.co.uk[1]. The leading platform provides top-quality learning through video tutorials from expert examiners and educators, including over 1,350 videos to support English and Maths at KS2 (Y5-6) and GCSE (Y9-11). The platform is ideal to use alongside home learning materials provided by schools.

With many adults using the lockdown and time indoors to learn a new skill, Vodafone is also offering 76% off New Skills Academy adult education courses. There are more than 750 courses to choose from, with the most popular including the British Sign Language Diploma, Floristry Academy Diploma and the Level 2 Teaching Assistant Diploma.

Connected education

Helping to keep children connected to education during the pandemic is a top priority for Vodafone. It launched its schools.connected programme in November, giving 350,000 data SIMs to more than 9,000 schools and further education colleges across the UK to give to children and young people who need them most.

Vodafone also recently joined the Department for Education’s Get Help with Technology programme to increase data allowances for disadvantaged children. It is also working with other UK operators to enable Oak National Academy to zero rate its online lessons.

Max Taylor, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK, said: “We’re committed to helping children stay connected to education throughout this lockdown. We hope that giving access to inspiring and useful educational content via our popular loyalty programme, Very Me, will be a help to families.

“And to support those who don’t have the right connectivity, our schools.connected programme is helping 350,000 children and young people stay connected to online lessons, their teachers and friends.

“I’m proud we are supporting families at this challenging time.”

Customers can redeem the e-learning resources via Vodafone’s VeryMe Rewards in the My Vodafone app.

  • Azoomee three months free trial available from now until 28 February.
  • New Skills Academy offer available from now until 28 February.
  • 60 days free of MarcoPolo World School will be available from 18 January to 28 February.
  • reduced fee subscriptions to SchoolOnline.co.uk from 18 January to 14 March.

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Notes to editors

  • VeryMe Rewards can be accessed using the My Vodafone app.
  • The Azoomee and Vodafone partnership offers a three-month free trial to the platform and provides primary school kids with fun educational videos. The free trial offer is available now until 28 February.
  • MarcoPolo is an award-winning early learning app for children aged 3-7 years old. Vodafone is offering customers 60 days free; the offer can be claimed from 18 January to 28 February.
  • The SchoolOnline.co.uk and Vodafone partnership offers 33% off 3, 6 and 12 months subscriptions; the offer can be claimed from 18 January to 14 March.
  • The partnership with New Skills Academy offers adults 76% off online courses and is available to Vodafone customers from now until 28 February.
  • Terms and conditions apply. Full terms can be found in VeryMe Rewards.

[1] Previously known as schoolexams.co.uk, the platform has re-branded for 2021 as a result of school closures and the cancellation of exams.

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About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of October 2020, we have 5G in 57 locations in the UK and 193 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland.

Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population. And in October 2020, Vodafone was named Network Provider of the Year by readers of leading technology advice website, Trusted Reviews.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

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