Pearson Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body which offers academic and Professional internationally recognized qualifications. Edexcel has built its reputation on providing qualification and assessment solutions that anticipate the education and professional needs of the 21st century in wide range of government and business sectors, making it as a leading innovator in the field and insures it continued growth.
Further, BTEC HND is described as the most successful, best-loved applied learning brand, BTEC has been engaging learners in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for over 25 years. Designed to meet the needs of employers, BTECs are career-related qualifications for learners taking their first steps into employment, progressing through their careers or planning to earn Bachelor degree from an internationally recognized universities in Australia, UK, USA, Canada and many more.
With a 100-year history of outstanding educational provision, Edexcel has the credentials and experience to ensure that students develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours to the full, and are equipped to contribute positively in their chosen learning pathways (wider option in the third year) and career. For details please visit: www.edexcel.com.
Independent research on progression and career opportunities for young people in the UK demonstrates how BTECs open doors into Higher Education and beyond.
Figures based on research revealed in January 2011 by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show that:
- More than 100,000 BTEC students apply to Higher Education and make the university grade
- Recent admissions to UK universities for BTEC students had risen 50% year
- 95% of Higher Education institutions accept BTEC students, including Russell Group universities
- More than 50% of 20-30-year-olds going on to Higher Education are BTEC students.