Industry is placed at the heart of BTEC Higher National qualifications. Co-designed with industry, students and education experts, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals provide real-world experience as well as academic knowledge. 

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Employers value the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the workplace, and many organisations recognise our qualifications. Information about the formal recognition and agreements that we have in place can be found below.

In addition, Amazon Web Services provided resources to support the teaching and learning of our Cloud Computing Higher Nationals. Some of these materials may also be relevant to the Computing for England Higher National qualification. 

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Throughout qualification development and validation, working with industry experts helps to structure our qualifications to meet industry standards. This ensures that students leave with the required expertise and employability skills as identified by business and industry, and with the flexibility to go straight into employment or to continue to a degree.

As an approved Higher Technical Qualification in England, employers are involved with the qualification process from the outset. At Pearson, we consulted with employers to ensure that the qualification aligned to the relevant employer-designed occupational standards, evidencing how the learning outcomes lead to specific job roles within the sector.

We were delighted that representatives from the organisations listed below were involved in the development and validation process of the BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Beam Connectivity
  • British Computing Society (BCS)
  • CISCO
  • CompTIA
  • Fujitsu
  • Imago Solutions
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • ISC2
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Tech Partnership