PODCAST: Episode 9 — Understanding the many routes to a university education


Welcome to episode 9 of the Art of Learning podcast.  

We’re joined by Pearson’s Simon Young, Portfolio Director, BTEC Asia, to discuss the different pathways to higher education.  

We kick off the episode by discussing the value of thinking outside the box when considering further and higher education prospects (0:59), the stigma attached to vocational education (7:15), then we explore how the demands of the modern economy are shifting Southeast Asia’s perception of alternative forms of further education (11:32), how Pearson’s BTEC qualifications can lead to full-time employment or be leveraged as a pathway to higher education (15:35), popular BTEC courses (20:34), education trends in Southeast Asia, plus more (23:26).