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Pearson Education Ltd

PersonPearson PLC is the world’s leading education company, providing educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services to teachers and students of all ages. They are also a leading provider of electronic learning programmes and of test development, processing and scoring services to educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world.

Pearson Education Ltd is offering the widest range of internationally recognised qualifications. From academic qualifications such as Pearson Edexcel GCSEs to vocational qualifications such as Pearson BTECs, every day our qualifications help learners achieve their educational and career aspirations.

Edexcel, whose name derives from ‘educational excellence’, is the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. It was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.

BTEC Qualifications are undertaken in vocational subjects ranging from business studies to engineering and are equivalent to other qualifications such as the GCSE (levels 1 to 2), A Level (level 3) and university degrees (levels 4 to 7).

BTEC HND (level 5) is a higher education qualification in UK. This qualification can be used to gain entry into universities at an advanced level, and is considered equivalent to the second year of a three year university degree (with honours) course.

Some facts and figures about BTEC:

  • BTEC qualifications are delivered in over 5,400 international centres in 92 countries worldwide
  • Award more than 1 million vocational qualifications and process more than 9 million exam scripts each year
  • More than 100 professional bodies and institutions give exemption or membership to holders of Edexcel BTEC HND/C qualifications
  • More than 70% of degree programmes in the UK allow students with an Edexcel BTEC HND to progress directly onto their final year
  • More than 200 universities worldwide recognize Edexcel BTEC