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Welcome to Pearson, the world's leading learning company. We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning. Whether it's at home, in the classroom or in the workplace, learning is the key to improving our life chances.
To this end, Pearson in the UK brings together leading names in education to provide a blend of content, curricula, assessment, training and technology to make learning more engaging and effective. We are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). We offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.
Our academic qualifications include Edexcel GCSE, Edexcel A level, Edexcel International GCSE and the Edexcel Certificate (International GCSE for UK state schools).
Our vocational qualifications include Edexcel NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognised in more than 70 countries worldwide, and in 2013/2014, 2.58 million learners registered for BTECs and other vocational qualifications, including 640,000 school registrations for BTEC Firsts and Nationals.In 2014, we marked 4 million test scripts for the National Curriculum Tests at Key Stage 2 and marked more than 4.7 million academic scripts (Edexcel GCSE, Edexcel GCE A level and Edexcel Diploma).
By bringing together international assessment and education experts, Pearson is developing World Class Qualifications that empower learners to develop important skills to make progress in their lives through learning. Setting a new gold standard in education, with unrivalled support for teachers and students every step of the way, Pearson is committed to education and achieving long-term learner outcomes.
Edexcel, formally known as Pearson Edexcel - London Examinations, is a multinational education and examination body owned by Pearson. Edexcel, the only privately owned examination board in the UK and part of Pearson PLC, is a portmanteau term combining the words Education & Excellence. It regulates school examinations under the British Curriculum and offers qualifications for schools on the international and regional scale. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organization offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. It is also recognized internationally.