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Pearson BTEC International Level 3 - NARIC benchmarked
The new international level 3 qualifications have been benchmarked by NARIC.

Pearson BTEC International Level 3 and applying via UCAS to UK universities
Pearson BTEC International Level 3 and applying via UCAS to UK universities

BTEC Nationals (QCF) Registrations close
Current BTEC Nationals registration date has been extended from 31 August to 30 September 2020.

Supporting our International partners during COVID-19
Pearson is committed to supporting our international partners through the recent challenges presented by Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and, as a valued customer, we wanted to share an update on Pearson’s guiding principles and how we intend to support you as an organisation during this challenging time.

Assessment arrangements in light of COVID-19
In light of the recent announcements in relation to COVID-19 and centre closures, we have put together some questions and answers that we hope will help explain our current plans for continuing with standards verification, and our position on assessment for BTEC.

International resource support offer in light of COVID-19
We want to ensure we can support you in the best way possible over the coming weeks and months and we are, therefore, making ebook resources available free online.

Announcing a new partnership with LFC
Liverpool Football Club and Pearson announce global partnership in sports education.

Update on BTEC grading review in the UK
You may have seen our announcement to UK centres, providing an update on BTEC grading, following Ofqual’s announcement that A level and GCSE students are to receive Centre Assessment Grades.

Pearson partners with Goodwall
Pearson joins Global Consortium to launch programe to tackle COVIDd-19 youth jobs crisis . Online initiative led by social enterprise app Goodwall will help unlock job, education and funding opportunities for 10 million young people, in partnership with leading UN organisations and international partners.

Pearson and The British Esports Association release new BTEC International Level 3 qualification and resources in Esports
Pearson, the world's learning company, has partnered with the British Esports Association to launch the brand new BTEC International Level 3 qualification and resources in Esports.

The first official Pearson BTEC International Ambassador
Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, appoints Mrs Sevinç Atabay, General Manager of the Turkish Education Association (TED), as the first BTEC (Business Technology and Education Council) International Ambassador.

Empowering MSMEs with digital learning solutions for sustainable growth
We are proud to be partnering with the Asia Pacific Business Trade Association (ABTA) to empower Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) business owners in South East and South Asia, with management and business skills training to help sustain their businesses and competitive edge during the current challenging economic climate.

AIFF partners with Pearson to launch BTEC International Level 3 qualifications in India
The All India Football Federation (AIFF), is to offer international sports industry qualifications designed to provide pathways to careers in sports for millennials and adults.

BTEC International Approach to Adaptation to Delivery and Assessment in 2021/21
Following discussions with Ofqual and the Department for Education, we are now able to give you a further update on our adaptation approach for vocational assessments in the 2020/21 academic year.

Supporting BTEC International Learners following the Department for Education (DfE) announcement
Yesterday, the UK Department for Education announced further adaptations to General Qualifications and as we recognise that many of the issues that impact learners in England also relate to our International learners we would like to provide you with an update.

International Vocational Qualifications Update
Welcome to the International VQ update. We wanted to provide you with some information in response to our announcement to the UK centres last week, that we will be activating the ‘Reduced Optional Unit Assessment’ mitigation, in consideration of the continued disruption to teaching and learning. We will be sharing more detailed information in the new year.

Update on BTEC Adaptations
An update on the current status of vocational qualifications including BTEC Adaptations.

Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology Business students organise Cosmo Charity Carnival
Students studying BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business at the Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology (CCCT) recently organised a Cosmo Charity Carnival.

New Specialist Awards in Marketing
Our new Specialist Awards in Marketing teach the skills employers need and provide learners with a focused and specialist introduction to this area of business.

5 ways robotics in changing global industry
The global market for robotics is expanding continuously. According to the World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), by the end of last year some 2.7 million robots were operating in factories around the world, 12% more than in 2019 when 373,000 new robots were sold and installed during that year.

New Specialist Awards in Sport
Our new Specialist Awards in Sport has been developed in association with Liverpool Football Club.

Celebrating the BTEC Award winners 2021
On Wednesday 7th July 2021, we celebrated the 11th annual BTEC Awards with an online ceremony watched by over 1700 people.

Free online courses for educators
With the dramatic change in how teaching and learning now takes place, we've developed a range of online courses to help you keep pace with latest best practices and improve your teaching skills.

Hear from our BTEC International LFC Sport students from India
We spoke with some of our BTEC students in India about their experiences completing our BTEC International Level 3 qualification in Sport (in partnership with Liverpool Football Club).

Developing a trained and highly skilled workforce with vocational learning
The global economy has gone through turbulent times recently, forcing thousands of people out of their jobs. We wrote a blog about the need for vocational education and the benefits of practical based learning to a countries workforce.

Case Study: Shanto-Mariam Institute of Creative Technology - Bangladesh
Shanto-Mariam Institute of Creative Technology is a pioneer BTEC institute in Bangladesh focusing on Art & Design. We spoke with Abdullah Masud, a previous director at the institution to discuss more about their centre and how their BTEC courses have been providing their students with the skills and knowledge to achieve their further education and career goals.

Our new Hub for online vocational learning
We've launched our new Learning Hub platform. Pearson Learning Hub provides online courses for you and your learners as well as online resources to support your blended learning delivery.

Case Study: CAMFED BTEC Learner Guides
CAMFED is an international non-profit organisation tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed. As part of their Learner Guide Programme, CAMFED uses specially developed Pearson BTEC resources in their classrooms.

Give your learners the skills to succeed with our BTEC Level 3 in Marketing
In an ever-changing and fast-paced world, marketing skills are key to modern-day businesses especially during and post the pandemic.

Changes to Pearson BTEC International Level 2
We are pleased to inform you of changes being made to the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 qualifications for 1 September 2022.

Esports: Workforce skills in esports, its emergence and scope in India
When we think of sports, we imagine a scene from our favourite cricket match or an iconic goal in football, or a range of other physical games which require exceptional skills and athletic ability for playing. However, the realm of esports is rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of entertainment and competition in the country.

The value of skills and workforce development in India
India has an immense requirement for a skilled workforce with its growing economy, ever-changing technology, and increasing international trade. To develop a skilled workforce, there is a need to adapt skill-based educational practices.

Four in-demand careers you can break into within the robotics industry
According to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs 2020 report, by 2025, 85 million jobs will be transformed by increased use of automation and robots. Furthermore, it is estimated that 97 million new professional roles more suited to the new division of labour between man, machine and algorithms could emerge from this change.

What is a BTEC?
Watch our short video and find out how you can prepare your learners for a skill-based, future ready career with a BTEC by Pearson.

In conversation with... webinar series
Pearson, in Partnership with School of Marketing (SoM) presents In Conversation with...webinar series, which unites marketing industry leaders, to discuss the significant role of marketing in today's, digitally focused, data driven and fast paced businesses. 

BTEC International Level 3
Earlier this year the government in England conducted a review and consultation of Level 3 BTECs and other vocational qualifications.

Williams Racing accelerate into esports
When you hear the brand ‘Williams’, your mind will instantly think of Formula One, rubber tyres screeching on concrete, engines roaring and mechanics rushing, tools in tow. But there’s a new sound emerging from the famous racing company to accompany the talking team and hubbub of working together – the sound of buttons mashing.

All you need to prepare for teaching a BTEC in 2022
Maximise your online teaching skills and deliver what your learners need.

Pearson Progress: preparing for Standards Verification
Pearson Progress is a new accessible and easy-to-use digital platform that has been designed to help teachers get closer to their learners by simplifying the planning and assessment of Pearson BTEC qualifications.

New qualification: BTEC International Level 3 in Electrical Automotive Manufacture
Our new qualification provides relevant learning for students (16+ in age) wishing to choose a progression route into a range of careers in electrical automotive manufacturing.

Build a career in Railway Engineering
The history of engineering education in India goes back to the colonial times when the first school of engineering started from a tent which is today established as IIT Roorkee. It is interesting enough to know how much scope liberalisation has given to both engineering and education as separate as well as one entity. But the history of how India got its first engineering college is even more intriguing.

The first Pearson BTEC International centre opens in Japan to teach Level 3 Sport
Sendai Ikuei Gakuen, the first BTEC centre in Japan is now taking registration for the BTEC International Level 3 in Sport programmes created by Pearson and Liverpool FC.

Pearson Progress: the new end-to-end BTEC management system
Pearson has responded to the growing requirement for digital programme management that the pandemic has brought about, and we are delighted to announce that Pearson Progress will be available for the BTEC International Level 2 and 3 and Higher National suites in 2022.

Look after yourself and your learners this year
We have great hope for 2022 and we want you and your learners to have the best 2022. However, we appreciate that it won’t come without its challenges.

Nominations for BTEC Awards 2022 are now open!
The BTEC Awards 2022 nominations are now open so if you know an exceptional BTEC learner, educator or centre, then nominate them for a BTEC Award.

5 ways you can help your learners to a skill-based, career focused 2022 with BTEC
We provide you with some ways which might help you support your learners with their ambitions for this year and beyond.

Register your place on 'How to nominate' webinar
Join our 'How to nominate' webinar on Tuesday 22 February at 11pm (GMT) to hear from our BTEC Awards team directly.

10 reasons why you should teach Esports
Join us on Monday 21 February at 8.30am (GMT) for our free educator webinar on why you should teach Esports.

Getting ready to teach training for the new BTEC International Level 2
With the International Level 2 BTEC qualification updates being introduced in Sept 2022 we have launched the first phase of Getting Ready to Teach training events.

Entries for the BTEC Showstopper Challenge 2022 are now open!
The BTEC Showstopper Challenge is an annual competition that gives BTEC learners the chance to take centre stage at the BTEC Awards. With the event being hosted in person, the winners will be able to showcase their creative talents to a live audience at Central Hall Westminster in London.

In conversation with... webinar
As part of our partnership with Comau, we have collaborated on a webinar called In Conversation with...

Pearson, Apollo MedSkills join hands for skill development
Learning solutions provider Pearson has entered into a partnership with Apollo MedSkills, the educational arm of Apollo Hospitals, to develop effective skilling programmes and training solutions for the healthcare sector.

Be the future
Give your learners the opportunity to develop their enterprise skills by addressing a social or environmental issue whilst also being in with a chance of winning our 2022 competition.

New video tutorials for Pearson Progress users
We've just added 10 short video tutorials to the Pearson support portal to walk Progress users through key activities and platform features.

What is HN Global?
HN Global is a dedicated online learning platform, containing various free resources to support staff delivering a BTEC Higher National programme, as well as guide students who are on their learning journey.

Why choose a career in Sport?
The sports industry continues to grow and diversify, reaching a value of nearly $488.5bn in 2018, with an expected growth to nearly $614.1bn by 2022.

In conversation with... webinars
As part of our partnerships with industry leaders and specialists, we are collaborating to bring you our webinar series In conversation with...

BTEC International and England reform
We are aware of your questions regarding the recent Level 3 review in England. Over the last year, the government in England conducted a review and consultation of Level 3 vocational qualifications, including BTEC.

New resource Esports+
A new digital resource has been developed to support and enhance your delivery of BTEC qualifications to learners.

Pearson Progress: User demo video
We've just published a new video demonstrating Pearson Progress with all the bespoke features that have been designed to simplify the planning, assessment and quality assurance of Pearson BTEC qualifications.

10 ways players can improve their health, wellbeing and performance
There are many benefits that esports can provide for individuals, but how can players maximise their potential?

New resource Business
This highly engaging, innovative new digital resource is designed to support your level 3 learners studying the BTEC Nationals in Business.

Get your FREE taster session of Esports+
The new BTEC Esports+ digital resource is tailored to support learners who are studying the BTEC International Level 3 in Esports.

New BTEC Esports Podcast episode
Light listening as BEF catches up with Steven English; Director of Esports at Williams Racing - to give an in-depth insight to the inner workings of a professional Esports Organization.

New BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care
We are pleased to announce that our New Level 3 in Health and Social Care will be available for first teaching from September 2022.

BTEC Learner: Where are they now?
As we look forward to the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, and this year's BTEC Awards on the 7 September, we look back to last year's BTEC Sport Learner of the Year and where she is now!

BTEC International Training Events
Are you looking to offer BTEC International qualifications in your centre?

Adaptations to International BTEC in IT
Pearson has collaborated with Microsoft in adaptations to the BTEC International Level 3 in IT and the Higher Nationals in Digital Technologies.

Do you have a story to share with us?
We are always looking to share feel-good news stories and success to our key stakeholders.

Did you miss BETT Asia?
Pearson English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Corporate Communications came together to support the most successful BETT event ever in Southeast Asia earlier this month.

DIDAC India 2022
Pearson BTEC International participated in this three-day event and shared platform with 1800+ brands and 34+ countries connecting with 14,000+ visitors.

FIFA World Cup 2022: The countdown is on!
In just 20 days, the world of football and the many many supporters across the globe will have all their eyes on the 32 teams taking part in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Meet the BTEC stars of 2022
The BTEC Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of BTEC learners, educators and providers from across the globe. Every year, we receive nominations containing truly inspiring stories.

BTEC International Newsletter December 2022
Welcome to your December edition of the BTEC International newsletter - the final one of 2022!

BTEC International Newsletter November 2022
Welcome to your November edition of the BTEC International newsletter.   

BTEC International Newsletter October 2022
Welcome to your October edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

BTEC International Newsletter September 2022
Welcome to your September edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

BTEC International Newsletter July 2022
Welcome to your July edition of the BTEC International newsletter.   

BTEC International Newsletter June 2022
Welcome to your June edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

BTEC International Newsletter May 2022
Welcome to your May edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

BTEC International Newsletter April 2022
Welcome to your April edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

BTEC International Newsletter March 2022
Welcome to your March edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

BTEC International Newsletter February 2022
Welcome to your February edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

BTEC International Newsletter January 2022
Welcome to your January edition of the BTEC International newsletter.

Pearson to partner with Ministry of Education in Jordan to offer BTEC qualifications in public schools
The Jordanian Ministry of Education and Pearson, the world’s learning company, have signed a contract to partner on the reform of Jordan’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) provision in schools – introducing BTEC qualifications into the country’s curriculum.


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