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Pearson unveils 2021 BTEC award winners in its second online awards ceremony

Outstanding learners, tutors, teachers, colleges and schools saw their achievements recognised in @Pearson's 11th annual BTEC awards ceremony, held online for the second year running due to coronavirus. 

Giving local leaders the tools and funding to provide the right training for the demands in their area will see the nation thrive

Tech and business advances have accelerated as a result of the pandemic. Rather than preparing for the economy of the future in 2030, we have to get ready for it today. The make-up of the workforce is going to continue to evolve over the coming months and years thanks to greater automation, a shift to digital enabled roles, and transformation  happening across many parts of the economy. All of this impacts on the demand for skills and education – and so, we need a system that can adapt and be flexible to meet this great reskilling and upskilling challenge.  

Pearson Global Learner Survey finds Majority Want to Increase Their Understanding of Equity and Social Issues

@Pearson_UK Global Learner Survey: Majority Want to Increase Their Understanding of Equity and Social Issues   70% of people in the UK believe education on diversity, equity and inclusion should begin in primary school or earlier   New global polling data released today by Pearson shows that people are reporting a renewed interest in educating themselves about issues of social injustice, diversity and equality, as these topics become more present and urgent in the world: 

BTEC Results Day 2021- more than 230,000 Level 3 BTEC students receive their grades on #BTECResultsDay

Today more than 230,000 Level 3 BTEC students receive their grades on #BTECResultsDay, ready to take their next step to becoming a vital part of the UK workforce   

Today more than 230,000 Level 2 BTEC students receive their grades, ready to take their next step to becoming a vital part of the UK workforce

Today, more than 230,000 students receive results for their Level 2 BTEC qualifications, moving on to the next step in their education or career path. More than 6 million people have completed a BTEC in the last ten years alone, and BTEC alumni have gone on to form a vital part of the UK and global workforce. #BTECL2Results

Pearson VUE introduces next generation of online proctoring solution, OnVUE

Hands-on, career-focused qualifications are more important than ever before

Unprecedented technological changes are disrupting the global economy and transforming jobs. At the same time, as an education company, we’re engaged in a growing debate about how education can provide route to a good career. One thing is clear; hands-on career-focused qualifications are more important than ever before.

The future of skills and vocational education in the shifting employment and careers landscape

Against the backdrop of COVID the rate of change around us has accelerated - changes in technology, industries, careers, learning, lifestyles. And the role of education and learning will remain crucial as we continue to respond to change at an individual, community and wider economic level.   

Schools identify lack of engagement in reading & writing for pleasure among pupils

New independent research by Pearson (@PearsonSchools), has found that reading and writing for pleasure are two of the top three skills that pupils engage with least in schools. The research asked the views of almost 3,000 primary and English secondary school teachers, and found that almost one in five (17%) believed writing for pleasure was the skill pupils engaged with the least, shortly followed by reading for pleasure (14%). The lack of engagement in the two skills round out the top three issues identified, coming in just behind presentation and public speaking (18%).

Pearson launches major national consultation

@Pearson launches major national consultation into the future of qualifications and assessment in the UK For the second year running Covid-19 will fundamentally impact exams in the UK  Pearson is launching a major national consultation looking at the wider issue of assessment and qualifications for 14-19 year olds, amid national debate on the future of GCSEs  Leading UK and international education experts will help guide the multistage research project   Pearson, the world’s learning company, has today launched a major new consultation seeking views on what an effective system of assessment and qualification looks like for young people between 14 and 19. 

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