CABE and Pearson partner to provide industry approved route into construction careers with BTEC National and BTEC Higher National qualifications

Mon Jul 27 08:46:00 UTC 2020

The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) has welcomed qualification awarding body Pearson as an Academic Partner. The new partnership aims to support construction education by providing CABE accreditation to relevant BTEC National and BTEC Higher National qualifications developed by Pearson. 

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CABE partners with a host of academic institutions around the world with the goal of driving the built environment forward with uncompromising and meticulous standards.  

Becoming a CABE Academic Partner is recognition that the Pearson qualifications adhere to the highest quality learning standards and are designed to equip students with the necessary skills to thrive in a career within the built environment. 

Building upon their Academic Partnership, CABE has formally accredited the following construction qualifications developed by Pearson:  

These qualifications are offered by a range of UK-based and international educational institutions, approved by Pearson. Individuals studying toward a Pearson built environment qualification are entitled to free Student Membership with CABE, which includes access to the CABE Young Professionals Network (launching later this year), the online journal ( and invitations to networking events. 

Students who complete these Pearson qualifications will be recognised as meeting aspects of the CABE Professional Competencies Framework, which allows students to take the first steps progress towards Chartered Membership. 

Photo of Gabriel Staples, Portfolio Manager, Construction, BTEC and Apprenticeships

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Photo of Gabriel Staples, Portfolio Manager, Construction, BTEC and Apprenticeships. 

Photo of Geoffrey Makstutis: Subject Lead for Construction, Art & Design, Creative Media Production

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Photo of Geoffrey Makstutis: Subject Lead for Construction, Art & Design, Creative Media Production, within the Higher Nationals team.

John Barfoot, Learning, Education & Academic Director at CABE, said: “The Pearson qualification model has strong synergy with CABE’s membership, we look forward to working with the team at Pearson to create a global partnership and accreditation for a host of built environment qualifications.” 

Gary Gates, Pearson’s Senior Vice President for Global Business (Pearson VUE) & UK Higher Education, said: “We are delighted to become a CABE Academic Partner. An absolute priority for our BTEC qualifications is to work in partnership with industry leaders to ensure we’re providing students with the most relevant knowledge and skills to enter a career in the sector. In achieving accreditation for the BTEC Nationals and Higher Nationals in construction, CABE recognises the quality and value that these programmes represent and the support they provide students to progress and thrive in the built environment.” 

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company whose mission is to help people make more of their lives through learning. 

Pearson in the UK brings together leading names in education to provide a blend of content, curricula, assessment, training; and technology to make learning more engaging and effective. Pearson is UK’s largest awarding body, regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CcEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales).

Pearson offers academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognized and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI. 

About CABE  

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a unifying voice within the construction sector. As a professional body we bring together members, who work across the life-cycle of the built environment specialising across a wide range of disciplines. CABE shares knowledge, raises standards and develops professionals, enabling them to meet the highest standards we all expect of them. 

By supporting their members CABE improves collaboration and competency ensuring that building meets our essential human needs, today and tomorrow. 

To view all of CABE’s accredited courses, please visit Academic Partners & Accredited Courses. To enquire about becoming a CABE Academic Partner and accrediting your course(s), please see Become an Accredited Partner and CABE Academic Accreditation


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