Education

As part of the world’s leading education provider, Pearson TQ is committed to helping learners at all levels achieve their full potential.

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Mansour Bethoney

Pearson TQ is part of Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offering resources and qualifications to help learners at all levels get the most out of their studies.

It’s thanks to our wide-ranging experience in education that we have such a deep understanding of the problems facing the sector – and can offer the right solutions to overcome them.

Challenges facing educators

Like so many other industries, education is having to balance reduced budgets with a growing list of demands:

  • There will as many as 650,000 more pupils by 2020 than today, leading to problems in finding and funding additional places. This will put pressure on schools to deliver essentials like high-quality training on tight budgets.
  • A skills gap threatens the sector, with some 6,000 fewer teachers trained in recent years than the Government had anticipated.
  • Further and higher education are under pressure to provide new, high-quality routes into work, meaning a growing need to find innovative learning solutions.
  • Demand for institutions to bring course material to life with digital solutions is also on the rise, with a tech-savvy younger generation looking for engaging ways of studying that use the latest gadgets and devices. 
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How we can help

Whether it’s with our trusted educational course content or our innovative teaching and learning methodologies and technologies, we offer training solutions to meet these demands and help students to improve their careers and life prospects.

We’ve built up an impressive track record working with a number of institutions up and down the country that means we’re perfectly placed to help other schools and colleges deliver improved learner outcomes.

We provide functional skills qualifications in English, maths and ICT, as well as A levels focused on the STEM subjects.

In addition, we offer practical skills such as DVLA driver education and personal development training through outdoor and physical education.

At Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, we help to educate and prepare 16 to 18-year-olds for technical positions in the armed forces.

We provide teaching staff to deliver a first-class science and technology-based A-level curriculum, while also encouraging personal development through a programme of physical education.

Under our stewardship, the 350-student institution has become one of the best-performing educational establishments in the UK and is ranked in the top 1% of the 1,100 A-level schools and colleges in the country. In 2016, our students achieved 99% pass rate at A level, of which 34% were A* and A grades.

Training transformation

We’re also experts in transforming traditional classroom-based learning through the use of the latest educational techniques and digital innovations.

Using immersive learning technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, we’ve given learners the chance to practise essential skills in the field without even having to leave the classroom.

Pearson TQ has also been named as Microsoft’s education sector launch partner for their new augmented reality device Hololens. And we’ve used this ground-breaking piece of equipment to bring subjects such as physics and anatomy to life for all kinds of students.