Since the FITS Foundation was set up in September 2009, over 1000 staff in schools and colleges around the UK and overseas have undertaken the FITS practitioner course and passed the FITS Level 3 certificate in ICT Support in Education: Practitioner.
Like many charities and non-profits, over recent years FITS has also battled through some difficult times. Funding to keep the organisation afloat has been especially difficult. As a result ownership of the FITS framework has now been acquired by Dando Publishing.
This will ensure on-going support for the framework and this new website is the beginning of that journey.
We will now be offering our courses online rather than face to face in the classroom. This will make it easier for people from many parts of the world to take our courses, which until now have only been available in the UK and through selected partners internationally.
We will make an announcement when the new courses are available. In the meantime all of the FITS guidance is available in our members area. If you are not currently a member we would encourage you to join us to get access to the many benefits that implementing FITS provides and you'll also be helping fund our operation into the future.
Implementing the FITS framework is delivering significant benefits including moving from reactive to proactive ICT support, reducing recurring incidents, freeing up technician time, providing a structured approach to the use of technology and having a positive impact on teaching and learning experiences.
Many schools are finding that having the FITS methodology in operation and FITS trained staff provides invaluable evidence of effective use of ICT when undertaking an Ofsted review.
See what many of our current users have to say;