Pearson to Withdraw from Offering Qualifications under the LCCI Brand

Last updated 19th July 2023

Pearson transfers LCCI qualifications to The Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB)

We are delighted to announce that Pearson has signed an agreement to transfer LCCI qualifications to The Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers

The Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB) is a membership organisation and awarding body that has been supporting the finance profession since 1973. IAB provides qualifications in accountancy, bookkeeping, payroll and finance to members worldwide. They also offer accredited training, support and continuing development from the beginning of a student’s journey and throughout their career. This includes flexible, Ofqual-regulated qualifications, continued professional development and frequent regulatory updates.

In the coming weeks we will share details of the transition and how the IAB will be providing consistency and support during this time. 

The final Pearson LCCI examinations will take place in September 2023. The window for entries opens on 11 July and closes on 25 July 2023. 

We will be regularly updating this page with the latest information.  If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Services Team by email  pqs.internationaleo@pearson.com or submit a query via our  Support Portal.   

For more information about IAB qualifications and services please visit https://www.iab.org.uk/lcci/

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Pearson regularly reviews its qualifications it offers to ensure that they remain appropriate, relevant, effective, and responsive to the skills demand from centres and learners around the world. 

Although the LCCI qualifications have a long history of addressing the need for reliable, high-quality standards across international workforces, in the past few years we have seen a decrease in demand.  

Following a recent strategic review of the Pearson LCCI Professional portfolio of qualifications, Pearson has decided, after careful consideration, to withdraw the remaining twelve qualifications in the LCCI Financial and Quantitative suite in 2023. 

We appreciate that this decision will come as a disappointment to many of you after your lengthy involvement with the LCCI qualification.  

Learners who are currently working towards achieving Pearson LCCI qualifications will be offered a final opportunity to sit for examinations in April 2023 and September 2023.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Pearson regional representative, or call our Customer Services Team on +44 (0) 120 4770 696.

Alternatively, please email pqs.internationaleo@pearson.com or submit a query via our Support Portal.

We will be updating this webpage to ensure our customers have access to the latest information.

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