Pearson and British Council sign partnership to offer UK and International qualifications to students abroad

Pearson, the world’s leading education company, has today signed a new global agreement with the British Council, to formalise its working relationship around the world and set the groundwork for future growth together in both new and existing markets.

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The agreement was marked officially in a signing ceremony with Andy Moss, Senior Vice President at Pearson, and Sir Ciaran Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council on 24 March 2016.

The British Council currently offers and delivers Pearson’s leading suite of International GCSE and A level qualifications to learners, both private candidates and in schools, across a number of countries, including Malaysia, Spain, Serbia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Zambia, Cyprus, Qatar and many more. Pearson’s international qualifications provide learners with rigorous, world class qualifications which empower learners to fulfil their potential and gain access to the world’s leading universities all over the world and pursue the career of their choice.

The British Council administers these qualifications and provides support for those taking them, while Pearson designs the qualifications, creates the assessments and marks the final work, assuring this meets the required standards for the qualification in question. 

Through this new global agreement, Pearson and the British Council are further strengthening their partnership in certain countries, ensuring the very best experience for learners seeking world class UK qualifications that enable progression to higher education and employment.

Commenting on the new partnership, Andy Moss of Pearson said:

"We are excited to enter this new phase in our partnership with the British Council.  Pearson’s UK and International GCSE and A level qualifications are recognised internationally for their quality and rigor, providing a springboard for learners to progress in education or employment.
"We are looking forward to working with the British Council to identify new opportunities to make these and other qualifications available to more and more students around the world."

Sir Ciaran Devane of the British Council commented:

"UK examinations offer learners in other countries a pathway to today’s top universities and access to tomorrow’s global opportunities. I am very proud that the British Council's works closely with over 150 UK awarding bodies to enable access to UK education around the world and, through this collaboration with Pearson, one of our long-term partners, we will continue to create even more opportunities for more people across the globe."