Pearson Learning Hub is an online learning platform that elevates learners’ skills to improve employability and help talent flourish. BTEC Higher National learners can study using bite-sized, easy-to-digest, mobile-optimised tutorials.

As we move into an increasingly virtual world, blended learning is fast becoming a highly-favoured delivery method for all types of education institutions. This is for good reason. Blended learning applied correctly can enhance student experience and results, maximise tutor efficiency, while optimising the use of technology.

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Adopting blended delivery for BTEC Higher Nationals

Adopting a blended learning model can be a costly and time-consuming process for institutions. Learning Hub takes much of the strain by offering institutions a platform that is ready-to-go.

Learning Hub (formerly known as HN Online for BTEC Higher National subjects) is a digital solution built around a diverse range of learning tools, including video case studies, interactive exercises and self-assessment questions. When online, students have access to all critical course content within a self-paced digital platform. This enables you to focus on delivering high value face-to-face teaching and assessment support for the times students are in the classroom.

Please visit our UK Colleges page, or International Educators page to request a Learning Hub demo and to purchase courses.

Why use Learning Hub?

Learning Hub allows you to easily adopt and deliver BTEC Higher National qualifications through an optimised blended learning approach. It enables a combination of online and in-college learning, giving students more flexibility to study around other commitments and helping colleges to recruit students who might struggle to attend a fully face-to-face programme. 

Benefits to centres Benefits to tutors Benefits to students
  • Widening access
  • Enabling progression and retention
  • Embracing digital transformation
  • Saves time 
  • Makes effective interventions
  • Delivers high value face-to-face teaching and assessment support
  • Accessing critical course content anytime, anywhere
  • Being an active participant in their own learning
  • Less physical class time required

Course content

All digital content is aligned to the learning outcomes of the BTEC Higher National qualification, and rigorous learning design principles have been applied throughout. Content is segmented into manageable pieces to support their study, and interactive tasks help them grasp the information more deeply.

What is included in Learning Hub:

  • Currently Learning Hub is available for BTEC Higher Nationals in Business, Computing, Cloud Computing, Digital Technologies, and Engineering
  • Each online unit covers 30 of the 60 required Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
  • Each online unit covers all the learning outcomes listed in the specification
Core/optional Unit title Credits

1 Business and the Business Environment



2 Marketing Processes and Planning


3 Human Resource Management


4 Leadership and Management


5 Accounting Principles


6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)


9 Entrepreneurial Ventures


10 Recording Financial Transactions

Core/optional Unit title Credits Pathway
Core 11 Research Project (Pearson-set) 30 All
Core 12 Organisational Behaviour 15 All
Mandatory (Specialist) 16 Operations and Project Management 15 Business Management
Mandatory (Specialist) 17 Understanding and Leading Change 15 Business Management
Optional 18 Global Business Environment 15 Business Management
Optional 32 Business Strategy 15 All
Optional 33 Business IT Systems 15 All
Optional 36 Human Resources - Value and Contribution to Organisational Success 15 All
Optional 42 Planning for Growth 15 All

Learning Hub will cover four units for BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering, which are mandatory and common across the pathways:

Core/optional Unit title Credits Pathway
Core 1 Engineering Design 15 All
Core 2 Engineering Maths 15 All
Core 3 Engineering Science 15 All
Core 4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project 15 All
Core/optional Unit title Credits Pathway
Core 4 Programming 15 All

Adopting Learning Hub at your centre

Learning Hub comprises all critical course content supporting blended delivery of BTEC Higher National qualifications. Centres wishing to adopt Learning Hub will first need to obtain approval to deliver the qualification.

Education providers can purchase access to Learning Hub as required, and cost will vary depending on the number of units adopted by the centre, and number of students registered on the programme.

To help you succeed in blended delivery of our qualifications, we will fully support you with your training needs, both with product functionality and the move to teaching using a blended model of face-to-face and online delivery. We offer regional training sessions, and where necessary, individual college training, and assist you through the process of integrating Learning Hub into your LMS.

More information about Learning Hub

Please visit our UK Colleges page, or International Educators page to request a Learning Hub demo and to purchase courses.