Higher education institutions and universities

Many of our students consider progression onto an undergraduate degree. To enable students to progress to further study, we work directly with higher education institutions across the globe to create pathways for learners towards degree level study. 

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We have progression opportunities worldwide from BTEC Internationals and Higher Nationals, as well as our LCCI qualifications. 

Case studies

Adele case study

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Adele

Adele progressed from a BTEC Higher National Diploma to a top-up degree at The University of Chester Business School.

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Gabriel case study

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Gabriel

Gabriel Ioannou progressed onto an undergraduate degree at LSE after completing LCCI at levels 1, 2 and 3.

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Maryam case study

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Maryam

Maryam Taher went on to study at York University after completing a BTEC level 3 award.

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Higher education agreements 

There are two different types of agreement that we have in place with higher education institutions, depending on the level of qualification and institution.

  • An institution confirms that they recognise Pearson qualifications and they will consider applications from our learners, assessing them on an individual basis. 
  • Many institutions will recognise LCCI exams alongisde other qualifications.
  • An institution closely reviews and maps the Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) content to their own undergraduate curriculum, so that students have direct entry routes to the programme. Typically, a HNC maps to the first year of an undergraduate programme and HND maps to the first 2 years. 
  • The process involves confirming the relevant degree programme and Pearson qualification to be mapped, as well as the year of entry and any other specific requirements. We are then able to promote entry criteria for a specific HNC/HND pathway, giving the learner more guidance and confidence in their application.

BTEC Higher National Degree Finder

The Degree Finder is a tool that enables students to search for institutions who recognise our qualifications or have provided articulated pathways.

"The new Higher Nationals offer students a study route that makes them ready for employment with the correct balance of theory and practice for their future career development and learning needs." Eileen Roddy, Salford University