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Managed Services by KRCS

FirstClass Managed Service for Schools

The four key pillars of our Managed Service for Schools will ensure your iPads & Macs are perfectly setup and ready-to-teach. You won’t need anyone with technical know-how in your school - just leave it to us to make it all work - first time - every time.

How does it work?

FirstClass Managed Service for Schools is a subscription based remote service (zero touch deployment) and part of the KRCS FirstClass Programme. Underpinned by best in class Jamf Pro management tools and leveraging best practice from Apple, we manage new deployments as well as existing Apple devices in schools. The KRCS technicians, who have a wealth of experience managing iPad and Mac, take all day-to-day device management away from your school when you subscribe to Managed Service for Schools. All device management is undertaken over-the-air. Learn more about iPad Deployment Foundations here.


Our Managed Service reduces the workload for school IT Technicians so they have more time to manage and administer other systems within the institution. Meanwhile, pupils and teachers will be able to tear the shrink wrap off an iPad box and enjoy all of the benefits of a preconfigured device, with the apps that they need, straight away.


We also offer a school compliant operating lease. You could build the ideal classroom technology bundle, with the latest devices and subscribe to our Managed Service safe in the knowledge that your devices will be managed, updated and maintained for the life of the subscription which can be 1, 2 or 3 years.


We know that financial sustainability is important when a school considers the best value available within their budget, so why not refresh and recycle your old Apple equipment and release its value. Use these as a trade-in against your new purchase and your pre-loved devices will be recycled in an environmentally friendly way. This includes collection and secure data removal. You can read more about our trade-in programme here.

From as little as £1.31 per device, per month, a subscription will provide:

Zero touch deployment with no site visit necessary (exceptions apply)
Troubleshooting and technical support
App deployment
Access to KRCS 2nd line support
Configuration management
Device management by best in class MDM

Infrastructure assessment*
Integration with Apple programs and other school systems
Device registration with Apple enrolment programs* KRCS Reseller ID: 1AE4C0
Deployment strategy consultation
Setup assistance for Apple deployment programs

In addition to these services, KRCS offer bolt-ons to the FirstClass Managed Service subscription which will give access to:

Scheduled maintenance and consultancy days in your school
Onsite technical assistance days to mentor school staff or assist with device deployments
Onsite swap out of iPad repairs**

Included devices

iPad, iPhone and iPod touch enroled in Apple's Device Enrolment Program, or capable of running iOS 11 or later
macOS devices capable of running macOS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
Apple TV devices capable of running tvOS 11 or later

A subscription including macOS devices will require an onsite file share distribution point, the cost of which is not included in a FirstClass managed service.

Quarterly, termly, annually

The minimum term of a FirstClass Managed Service subscription is 12 months, with the subscription payable in quarterly, termly or annual instalments. Renewals are also based on a 12 month cycle. Cancelling a subscription is possible with 30 days written notice and cancellation fees may apply if mid-subscription.

A subscription based on less than 25 devices (made up of any mix of supported devices) will be subject to a licensing levy to cover base costs of the subscription.

More information

For more information about Managed Service, please get in touch with our Education team on 0115 985 1797 or email

*If onsite work is necessary this service may require at least one onsite assistance day to be added to the subscription.
**Onsite swap out service covers labour and logistics only. Cost of parts are excluded. This service is provided free of charge for subscribers to KRCS accidental damage cover and extended warranty products.