Supporting our International partners during COVID-19

17 March 2020

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.

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As you know, we have been closely following public health recommendations concerning the spread of this virus. We are working closely with governments and local public health authorities to ensure we are always able to act in the best interests of our colleagues and our customers.

Alongside this work, we have decided to implement some company-wide principles that we are adopting to ensure we are preparing effectively and taking appropriate action for our centres, learners, colleagues and other stakeholders. These principles include advising against international travel and following extensive trials, advising colleagues to work from home in order to mitigate the risks to business continuity.

We wanted to let you know, we are working closely with Ofqual (our qualifications regulator) with regards to assessment and awarding and are monitoring the situation closely. We want to ensure we can support you in the best way possible over the coming weeks and months. The education community has not faced this level of disruption in generations but, unlike any time in the past, we are able to support you through a range of digital learning resources. We are also working swiftly to make new resources available as soon as possible. As soon as these become available we will be in direct contact with you.

Please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to ensure we can best support you and your learners at this time.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your Pearson Representative.

Learn about BTEC International

Assessment arrangements in light of Covid-19

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Seven strategies for effective online teaching

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Further information and guidance 

United Kingdom

Greater China

Other international centres

Pearson press release

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