Find out more about the HN Global platform, which contains resources to help both tutors and students get the most out of their Higher National experience.

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What is HN Global?

HN Global is an exciting online platform created by Pearson for BTEC Higher National students around the world. Created in parallel with the development of the new BTEC Higher National qualifications, HN Global houses a great number of resources for students to get the most out of their BTEC Higher National experience.

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How can students sign-up?


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Signing up is simple, students just need to complete a short self-registration form to create their own account, which will grant them access to the resources available to support their studies. 

What is currently available?

HN Global has a wealth of resources available to support tutors in their delivery of the Higher National programmes and students in their studies. Key areas include:

Core textbooks - These textbooks provide students with key resources to develop their knowledge and understanding of the core units of their BTEC Higher National qualification. They contain selections from market leading textbooks that are used on Higher Education programmes worldwide, specifically chosen to cover the learning outcomes of students core units.

Career empowerment - Help students to get access to comprehensive online career services. As a student, they will have the opportunity to build their CV to meet the needs of industry employers relevant to their vocational study route, with clear guidelines on how to demonstrate skills and knowledge in writing. Learn how to succeed at interviews, and gain access to a jobs board with exciting opportunities around the world.

Study skills modules - The best place to get started, especially if students are worried about the demands of Higher Education, or are unsure of what to expect when returning to study. Pearson has prepared self-directed online modules to develop your academic skills in areas such as essay and report writing, giving effective presentations, and the critical thinking required to consistently succeed in their assignments.

Forum - A place for students and tutors to engage in conversation, ask questions about their subject and chat with peers from around the world. This is the place to go when facing any difficulties with their studies or when needing further suggestions about how to succeed. Our dedicated team at Pearson will always be there to answer any questions students might have.

Our aim

We hope HN Global will become an integral part of students Higher National experience. We look forward to working in collaboration with your centre and students to make it a resource that meets all of our BTEC Higher National students needs worldwide. If you have any questions or would like to get more information, email us.

Your data

Pearson is unable to access student information and we will not ask centres for any data. However and once students have accepted HN Global’s terms of conditions, Pearson will receive students data and use it solely for administrative purposes. No data will be shared with third parties.

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