Industry Engagement

Industry is placed at the heart of Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications. Throughout qualification development and validation, we work with industry experts to structure our qualifications to meet industry standards.

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We work with industry post-validation to further recognise our qualifications as high quality and career-focused; whether that be in the form of upskilling their own workforce with our qualifications or simply formally accepting the qualification as a part of the application process.

We are proud to have developed our Pearson BTEC Higher National in Engineering with large, global organisations, including:

Alstom, BMW, Eaton, Gen2, Jaguar Land Rover, Railtrack, Siemens, UAE Military Logistics Support, Engineering Council, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Society of Operations Engineers, the Institute of Engineering Technology, the Institute of the Motor Industry and the National Forum of Engineering Centres.

The representatives are able to help design our qualifications to equip learners with skills required by industry across the world.

The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies (SEMTA) supported the qualification’s registration to Ofqual. 

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes.

Specific companies and industry bodies that have made formal statements of support and/or actively hire BTEC Higher National students include GKN Aerospace, BAE Systems and BMW.

You can find their statements below.

GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace view our qualifications as essential in giving their workforce the opportunity to develop and progress within their organisation.

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BMW Group

BMW Group consider their apprenticeship programme as their largest source of future talent and use BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering in these programmes.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems believe that our qualifications ensure employees are appropriately skilled for the job in the Engineering sector.

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