BTEC blog

  • Pearson Higher Technical Qualification in Computing boosts digital workforce needs

    IfATE approval for our BTEC Higher National Diploma helps address skills gap.

    At Pearson we have long understood the need for high quality vocational and technical education and our BTEC Higher Nationals qualifications have led the way both in the UK and internationally for many years. To that end we have followed with interest the recommendations from the DfE Review for qualifications at Levels 4 and 5.

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  • Thoughts on blended learning after lockdown

    Whilst we all navigate through a world that has gone through monumental shift due to the pandemic, it would be remiss to say that many sectors in our world have not been wildly affected. In fact, some countries are still dealing with current and past reverberations of the impact COVID-19 has left on their industries and sectors, and as a collective, we will all be dealing with these reverberations for a while to come. 

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  • How HN Online supported the acceleration of online learning in 2020

    So here we are, one year on from the start of a global pandemic and I reflect on whether the following statement is true: "Once you begin to accept the unexpected, an organisation can switch unconsciously and begin to strongly cultivate a culture that demonstrates the willingness and ability to innovate, grow and achieve in a time of crisis."

    It has been a trying time for the education sector, but at the same time it has given organisations the opportunity to reflect on what works, what requires additional support and what may need a complete overhaul.

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  • Higher Technical Qualifications and Licensed Higher Nationals

    An increasing focus on technical and vocational education has been led by the UK Department for Education, with post-16 and post-18 education and funding, reform of Higher Technical Education in England and lifelong learning all being considered over the last three years. These reports are thematically linked by a concern for nationwide higher skills shortages and how higher technical education (HTE) can be mobilised to improve vocational skills and competencies to address issues of productivity and social mobility.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketing Executive

    Molly, a digital marketing executive in the Channel team at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), explains what a day in her role looks like. From overseeing digital campaigns to running social media channels, get an exclusive look at what her typical day in the office has in store.

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