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.

Co-designed with industry, higher and further education experts, and students, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals provide real-world experience as well as academic knowledge. This ensures students will leave with the required expertise as identified by business and industry, and with the flexibility to go straight into employment or continue to a degree.

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Our work with industry

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 BTEC Higher National in Hospitality Management with experts from large, global organisations, including:

  • The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality
  • The Four Seasons Hotel
  • Chew Events
  • The Marriott Hotel (Bexley Heath)
  • Baglioni Hotels (Kensington)
  • Tablet Catering
  • Novus Lexus Ltd
  • Wineaux Consultancy
  • Liquid Chefs
  • Hosco.

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

The Four Seasons and Chew Events 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: CMI, Aemilia Hotel & Savhotel, and Jumeirah Carlton Tower. You can find their statements below.

Aemilia Hotel & Savhotel

Both hotels recognise BTEC HNs as suitable for employment and further progression within hospitality sector.

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Jumeirah Carlton Tower believe our qualifications ensure employees are appropriately skilled for the job in the hospitality industry.

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Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Students that complete the BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma in Hospitality Management are eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager status, awarded by CMI. As a member of CMI, students have access to a wide range of benefits and resources to support continuous professional development, at a reduced membership fee for the first 12 months.

In addition, Higher National centres can become CMI Recognised Partners, whereby learners will automatically be registered as a member of CMI for the duration of their programme. 

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