Higher Nationals Newsletter February 2022

10 February 2022

New brand purpose and other updates about BTEC Higher Nationals.

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Latest news from Pearson

Bringing life to a lifetime of learning

Last week, Pearson launched its new brand purpose. Andy Bird shares his learning journey as CEO and his vision for the future of the company in this LinkedIn post.

Following us on social media?

We’re moving to new social media channels in the next few weeks and would love to connect with you there. Follow the links to find us:
LinkedIn  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

Pearson acquires Credly

We’re looking forward to addressing the unique challenges faced by both employers and employees within the rapidly changing talent market with the digital credentialling service, Credly.


Updates you may have missed

  • BTEC Awards are live! Make sure that you submit your nominations for exceptional BTEC learner, educator or centre by 25 March.
  • Students and tutors can now purchase the new version of the core textbook for Higher Nationals in Business via VitalSource or Kortext.
  • We launched the English Skills Zone to help students not only with academic writing but also spelling and grammar, and workplace skills.

Specification updates

We recently updated some of our qualifications. Follow the links below to download the files, which detail changes in a handy summary:

HNs in Horticulture
HNs in Business

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Joining forces with Amazon Web Services

We've been working with AWS for nearly two years now, and one of the main projects we collaborated on was the launch of BTEC Higher Nationals in Cloud Computing. In our latest post, we go into more detail about the process and impact of our collaboration with Amazon Web Services.


Take advantage of the early bird pricing

Our Grading Standardisation Workshops are available across different subjects for BTEC Higher Nationals. The upcoming sessions are now available at an early bird price of £35 (normally £50 +VAT).


More training opportunities

If you teach BTEC Higher Nationals in: Art and Design, Construction, Computing, Engineering, or Public Services, we encourage you to take a look at our Getting Ready to Teach (GRTT) modulesavailable on HN Global. These self-paced modules are a great way to stay up to date with the qualification.


Work experience through the Prince’s Trust

We are delighted to have recently started working with the Prince’s Trust, through their partnership with the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), to offer opportunities for Pearson students and graduates in the Health and Social Care sectors. 


Ambassador spotlight: Anneth Vanessa Albino

Anneth's journey is full of twists and turns, as she goes from dreaming of becoming an astronaut to running her own

Read her story


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