Lloyd's partners with Pearson VUE to deliver new computer-based tests globally in 2010

London, U.K., February 16, 2010 - Lloyd’s, the world’s leading specialist insurance market, will be commencing a new contract with Pearson VUE, the world’s leading computer-based testing and assessment business, to deliver a new computer-based version of the Lloyd’s and London Market Introductory Test (LLMIT) to enable users of LLMIT worldwide to take the exam.

From August 2010, users of the LLMIT will be able to take a computer-based test (CBT) year round at over 5,000 test centres in 165 countries worldwide through the Pearson VUE network. Further enhancements will include eLearning educational content to aid in self-directed learning, enhanced candidate support including mock examinations and practice papers, and a streamlined candidate booking process.

After a three-month tendering process, Pearson VUE was chosen to implement these improvements.

Suzana Lopes, VP Sales and Marketing EMEA for Pearson VUE, said: “This project perfectly demonstrates the benefits of working with Pearson VUE and showcases our ability to combine the services and expertise residing in different parts of the Pearson group to provide an end-to- end solution for our clients.”

Suzy Black, Lloyd’s Head of Human Resources, said: “Lloyd’s is committed to offering the LLMIT as a very important first step in professional development for a career within the Lloyd’s and London Market.”

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.


Oliver Chesher or Lucy Cunliffe at GyroHSR
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