• A life of learning: priorities for an incoming government

    Education policy, quite rightly, forms a central part of any general election campaign. With all of the main parties committed to extra funding for schools, post-16 and adult learning, Pearson asks an incoming government to consider the following policy priorities:

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  • Employer commitment to skills training strengthens

    The report ‘Education and learning for the modern world’ surveys 208 businesses and trade associations. It reveals that 45% of respondents value all qualifications equally, with 29% looking for a mix of academic and technical education post-16. This includes academic (A levels), career-focused (such as BTEC) and occupational (apprenticeships and T Levels).

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  • Pearson publishes the 2019 BTEC results data

    BTECs are the UK’s most popular career-focused qualifications, offered in thousands of schools and colleges across the country, for more than 30 years. This year, 466,000 learners completed a BTEC First, BTEC Tech Award or BTEC National qualification.

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