At Pearson, we take learning personally, providing education and assessment services in over 70 countries. Our courses and resources are available in print, online and digital formats, helping people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. Our business – including Edexcel, BTEC and BTEC Apprenticeships – combines 150 years of experience and delivers online support for every learner.
Key Sectors and Subjects
From accounting to travel & tourism, we offer the widest range of subjects and sectors of any awarding organisation, with over 40 subjects and over 200 individual frameworks, giving you a wider portfolio of opportunities for your learners. Please check out the full range of subjects and sectors on our website to find out what qualifications we offer, see what teaching and learning resources are available, and stay up to date with the latest developments in your sector.
We take every opportunity to support our customers at every step of their journey with us. We know that good help and advice matter more than ever when delivering our qualifications which why we have put together a first-class support package for you.
Tools and Resources
We offer an unrivalled range of resources to support you and your staff, and enthuse your learners. We offer everything from printed publications to e-learning tools that provide a more interactive and engaging experience. Our dedicated resources website www.pearsonfe.co.uk brings together teaching and learning resources from Pearson’s well-known brands and businesses.
We've combined our expertise in education with the latest technology, to create a complete service that will give you up-to-date careers provision. Think Future has been designed to ensure your learners get the careers education they need. Our service offers a selection of tools to help deliver a complete service. Think Future helps learners understand and achieve what they want in life, encouraging them to take ownership of their choices and their learning. All our Think Future centres are given a highly qualified local careers advisor (called a Careers Partner) who will be on hand to provide online guidance. To help you maintain good careers education, Think Future also includes a range of specially-created teaching resources to support learning. Our dedicated Think Future website includes independent, impartial information on a wide range of career areas and courses, as well as case studies, salary information, quizzes, and a place for learners to plan and record their goals and achievements. www.thinkfuture.pearson.com
Skilled for Life
Skilled for Life provides you with everything you need to give your learners the skills and knowledge they need to secure lasting employment. It offers an ideal framework for schools, FE colleges and private training providers to deliver a variety of personalised programmes including traineeships and work programmes.
Our Skilled for Life toolkit includes:
- a flexible framework of 1000+ units and 200+ qualifications, based around five key learning areas: English, maths and ICT industry knowledge skills for work work experience social and personal skills
- comprehensive teaching and learning resources
- online support tools available including:
- English and maths initial assessment tool
- SelfSmart behavioural diagnostic tool
- MyWorkSearch career builder tool
With units available from Entry Level 1 to Level 2, your learners will receive individual unit certification and qualification certification once they complete their Skilled for Life programme.
Learn more about how Skilled for Life works at www.edexcel.com/quals/skilled_for_life/Pages/default.aspx
Ask the Expert
Ask the Expert is our dedicated service where you can ask us questions about specification content and delivery. The service allows you to direct your questions to our subject and qualification experts who will help answer any questions. Visit www.edexcel.com/asktheexpert to find out more.
Pearson UK Advisory Panel
The Pearson UK advisory panel is where your views on qualifications, published resources, learning technology solutions and employability skills count. Your views and feedback will feed directly into our development work to ensure that what we offer is useful to delivery and learning needs. Our user-friendly online panel comprises of activities including quick polls, online discussions, short surveys and focus groups. To join the panel, visit www.pearsonpanel.com
The Pearson Think Tank
The Pearson Think Tank is an independent education think tank focussed on the provision of, and access to, high-quality education for all. This includes an on-going programme of policy analysis; practical research on best practice and education improvement, and on inequalities in educational access and outcomes; as well as consideration of philosophical questions around the nature of quality in education and the principles of social justice. Our thought-leadership draws on robust research and analysis to address pressing education policy issues and provide innovative, evidence-based advice to support policy-makers and practitioners. Visit www.thepearsonthinktank.com to find out more.
CPD, Events and Training
As part of our extensive range of support and services for our centres, we provide specialist training and events to keep you on top of the latest developments in qualifications, training techniques and assessing and verifying practices. Visit www.edexcel.com/training to view our current event schedule and to book your place.
Our FE Curriculum Development Managers (CDMs) and Curriculum Support Consultants (CSCs) are responsible for giving UK FE colleges curriculum advice, guidance and support with BTEC and Edexcel qualifications as well as guidance and support on all our free and paid for products and services. Each FE college has its own dedicated CDM and CSC supported by a dedicated office-based customer support team. If you would like curriculum advice or support please contact your regional team on 0845 373 0114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a new centre interested in delivering one or more of our qualifications, please complete our expression of interest form www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Pages/home-centre-approval-schools.aspx and a member of the team will contact you.