We're proud to support industry in developing their workforce using higher-level technical qualifications.
Our industry collaborations
Employer-education relationships are essential to provide students with the skills they need to enter the workplace. BTEC Higher Nationals are rooted in industry - our partnerships with employers and professional organisations ensure our students can progress into employment or further study.
These collaborations don't just advance our qualification development but also ensure that both employers and students benefit from workforce skills fit for the future.
There are various professional bodies and organisations around the world that are vital to upskilling individuals and preparing them for the world of work. In fact, a report from 2015 refers to them as the “unsung heroes in contributing to society.
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.
According to Deloitte, only 20% of companies are confident in their [workforce] skills for the future, which means there is a significant skills gap in terms of the talent pipeline, a statement often backed up by recruiters.
And for those in work today, 90% are expected to require significantly different skill sets by 2030 (McKinsey & Co); it is vital that investment is made into the future of our workforce.
What could be truer in today’s society? Adaptability, flexibility, value; it’s what all learners are asking for. This is backed up by the Pearson 2020 Global Learner Survey, in which 73% of participants globally agree that the notion of working for one employer for your entire career is old fashioned.