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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. 

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.

Pearson VUE introduces next generation of online proctoring solution, OnVUE

PEARSON EDEXCEL MAKES AN ACTIVE COMMITMENT TO DECOLONISE DRAMA

In a major step towards inclusivity and decolonising the Drama curriculum, @Pearson has added a total of four new plays to its #GCSE qualification by Bola Agbaje, In-Sook Chappell, Tanika Gupta and Roy Williams. As a result, a third of Pearson Drama set texts are now by global majority playwrights.

Ada student wins prestigious BTEC Award for ICT & Computing Learner of the year

The exceptional achievements of Bruno Silva from Ada, the National College for Digital Skills (@AdaCollege) were celebrated yesterday as he was awarded the prestigious bronze #BTEC Award for ICT & Computing Learner of the Year.

Pearson VUE and Regula Forensics collaborate to enhance ID verification for remote exams

Pearson VUE (@PearsonVUE) and Regula Forensics (@RegulaForensics) collaborate to enhance ID verification for remote exams  Pearson VUE, the global leader in high-stakes computer-based testing and Regula Forensics, a leading manufacturer of identity verification software and devices, have today announced a technology collaboration to meet growing demand for remote identity verification.  

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.   

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. 

Pearson's Level 3 BTEC in Esports is especially valuable in a changing world of work where the emphasis is increasingly on flexibility, adaptability and transferable skills

#FutureofWork - Preparing learners for the jobs of the future post pandemic  There has been much discussion about the future of work following the COVID-19 pandemic, reimagining how work is done, the future role of the office, and the digital economy are some of the discussions we are having:

Celebrating Talent and Diversity - BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Last Wednesday evening the sector came together to recognise and celebrate the talent of BAME Apprentices at the UK’s first BAME Apprenticeship Awards, created to showcase the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups to inspire BAME talent to reach their full potential. The Awards also gave us an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the employers and training providers across the UK who are leading the way in championing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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