Adobe has clarified its new deal for the UK education sector, launching new licensing, certification and curriculum resources for primary and secondary schools.

The new resources should help make it easier for schools to deploy Adobe Creative Suite 3 into their curriculum, as well as into career and technical education programs.

The new Creative Suite 3 School Site Licenses let primary and secondary schools deploy the software on school-owned or school-leased computers across the campus.

Adobe has also introduced a range of year-long project-based curricula to develop key digital communication and foundational career skills for students. The curricula ships on a DVD with the site licenses and includes: Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production; Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design; and Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production.

“Adobe is committed to offering educators the resources to help students succeed in today’s highly competitive workplace,” said Megan Stewart, director of education at Adobe. “The combination of Adobe Creative Suite 3 with our new education resources will help teachers take classroom instruction beyond traditional learning techniques and engage students to express their ideas and prepare for future career paths.”

In partnership with Certiport, Adobe is offering entry-level certification to educators and students in the shape of the new Adobe Certified Associate scheme.

Creative Suite 3 School License prices range from £3,199 for Creative Suite 3 Web Standard and £3,995 for Creative Suite 3 Design Standard. Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and  Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and are available for £5,999. Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and the CS3 Master Collection will be available in July 2007.

Creative Suite 3 School Licenses will be available to qualifying public and private schools only. The free year-long curriculum materials are expected to be available this summer, with the associate-level certification coming this autumn.