About Pearson’s BTEC qualifications
Over 1m learners every year choose a BTEC course through c.6,000 approved BTEC centres in 60 countries around the globe. Learners choose BTECs because they are high-quality, hands-on qualifications grounded in the real world of work.
Students learn by doing, and develop valuable employability skills that they will use throughout their future career or for progression into university and to make a positive impact on the world. We know that this has a positive effect on students: research from the UK Department for Education shows that, for pupils in state-funded mainstream schools, taking a Technical Award, such as a BTEC Tech Award, is associated with pupils having lower absence rates, lower permanent exclusion rates and lower fixed exclusion rates, when compared with similar pupils who did not take a Technical Award.
Our priority growth markets are China, ASEAN, Middle East, Central/Eastern Europe and North Africa. The key strategic industry sectors that we are focused on to address the skills demand are engineering, construction, digital/tech, travel and tourism, as well as health and care.
This is an example of how we are designing products to have an impact on key learning outcomes such as employability skills and promoting education to advance the UN SDGs as part of our 2030 Sustainability Strategy.