If you're already an approved Pearson centre in the UK, find out how to gain approval to offer further academic, vocational or customised qualifications.
To get approval to offer our work-based qualifications, including BTEC and BTEC Apprenticeships, find out more:
Are you an international centre?
If you're already a Pearson approved international centre, and you'd like to deliver additional qualifications, please contact your regional office.
Select a scenario below to find out how to gain approval to offer our academic qualifications, including GCSE, A level and the Edexcel Certificate.
Before you can apply for qualification approval, you'll need to get centre approval. Find out how to become a centre.
If you already offer one of our Edexcel qualifications (eg GCSEs) but want to offer another (eg A levels), you need to contact us to confirm this in writing.
We'll be in touch to notify you of your new centre status.
There's no need for additional approval to do this. If, for example, you're approved to offer our Edexcel GCSEs, you can deliver all subjects within this qualification family.
Please refer to the centre guidance and subject specification for advice on ways of delivering the specification and on the resources needed. You'll find this information in our qualifications section.
Contact your regional office for advice and guidance on the approval process.
Our Edexcel International GCSEs were initially developed for the international market, and are renowned for being academically rigorous. They've since become popular among independent schools in the UK.
To provide more choice for UK state schools, accredited Level 1/Level 2 Certificate qualifications, renamed as the Edexcel Certificate for UK state schools, are now included in Section 96 of the DFE list of approved qualifications.
The Edexcel Certificates are based on our International GCSE from 2009 specifications. They count towards national league table points and are eligible for funding in UK state schools.
You won't need additional approval if you already deliver our other Edexcel qualifications.
Select a scenario below to find out how to gain approval to offer our BTEC and S/NVQ qualifications.
Before you can apply for qualification approval, you'll need to get centre approval.
Contact us, and we'll answer any questions you may have and guide you through the qualification approval process.
You can do this using the approval facility on Edexcel Online.
Meeting local needs
In certain circumstances, units in the specification might not allow your centre to meet a specific local need. For this reason, the rules of combination have been developed to allow you to make use of units from other accredited QCF BTEC specifications.
Before seeking approval to add unit credit for Meeting Local Needs (MLN) please read the Meeting Local Needs Guidance document below.
To apply to add unit credit for Meeting Local Needs (MLN), please use the approval facility on Edexcel Online. If your request has been declined or the facility is not available to you through Edexcel Online, please complete the Meeting Local Needs Approval form below and contact us to send us the completed form.