The UK's first accredited iLife in Education course launches June 1 2004, hosted by Denbigh ICT Centre.

The courses also also offer tutor-marked assignments that can lead to actual accreditation from the University of Hull on the subject. Course materials and tutorials will be updated as and when Apple updates its iLife suite.

Mac and Windows-using educators should also be prepared to pick up this week's Times Education Supplement (TES), which shall offer educators access to a selection of free courses and a host of vital software to help teachers begin applying technology in class.

Apple Distinguished Educator David Baugh is the lead tutor. Registered Macworld Online and magazine subscribers can read Baugh's thoughts on digital education in this exclusive subscriber-only online feature.

The free TES courses will include creativity in the classroom using digital media (Windows/Mac), and iLife in education (Mac only). Both courses are designed to show how teachers and pupils can use digital media creatively in education. Course students get access to a host of free resources for classroom use, tutorials and a selection of tutor-marked assignments.

Digital video training components include downloadable PDF tutorials, advice and guides; online Web tutorials; online movie tutorials; downloadable educational images; downloadable royalty-free music; downloadable video clips; six custom-built programs to help educators apply iLife in the classroom; support forums; online chat sessions with tutors and more.

The course costs £250 per participant for one year’s enrolment inclusive of the accreditation fee. Groups of eight participants from one organization pay a special rate of £1,600. There are options for organizations to use the course with their own accredited tutor for further discounts.

Enrolment begins this month, all prices exclude VAT.