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Higher Nationals: developing skills for the future workforce

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  • Six benefits of professional body membership

    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. 

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  • 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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  • How employers engage with Higher Technical Education to build better workforce skills

    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. 

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  • The future: a jenga game of skills?

    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.

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