Pearson Plc

Pearson Plc

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, serving learners of all ages with educational resources, software, assessments and online support.

Pearson’s businesses also include financial information through the Financial Times Group and consumer publishing through Penguin Random House.

Our education business combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology, and our resources are available in print, online and through multilingual packages that help people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. Pearson operates in more than 70 countries around the world, employing 41,000 people and serving the school, higher education and professional education markets. In recent years, we have focused increasingly on digital learning resources including distance learning for universities, school information systems, and tools that can be used by learners on any device.

In the UK, Pearson is a leading exam board, with our Pearson Edexcel qualifications and our Pearson BTECs, which engage learners in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills. We also provide tools for teachers, educators, learners and parents to make the most out of learning. In Higher Education in the UK, Pearson operate Pearson College, which offers degree courses validated by other U.K. universities. The college began teaching its first degree in 2012, a BSc (hons) Business and Enterprise, and is developing other courses. Pearson also offers dozens of MyLab software programmes, which help students learn in their own time and at their own pace.

Pearson also collaborates in the HE sector through several other channels including being the corporate learning partner of the Cambridge Service Alliance, a global alliance between leading businesses and universities at the University of Cambridge. Pearson’s UK research team has also developed a strong relationship with the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and has carried out joint research projects on areas including the reliability and validity of qualifications and assessments.

Effective in 2014, Pearson will be organised around three global businesses – school, higher education and professional education; these are served by sales and marketing teams focused on three types of geographic regions – North America, core markets including the U.K., and high-growth markets such as China and India. In 2012, Pearson had global sales of £6.1 billion and adjusted operating profit of £936 million.

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The future is BTECs

Pearson worked with employers, employer representatives, providers and higher education institutions to develop career-focussed BTECs in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

Why a business incubation programme is beneficial for start-ups and universities

To help inspire students, Pearson Business School launched a Business Incubator Programme, an opportunity for a new edtech startup to move into its campus.

How the Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship is elevating leaders in the workplace

The Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) provides a means of satisfying the growing need for skilled leaders in the workplace.

Delivering students fit for 21st century industry

Together with industry partners, Pearson Business School is designing a new innovative degree apprenticeship scheme.

Partnering to improve student outcomes

Pearson is working with partners to help drive access, attainment, employability and lifelong learning in Higher Education.

The Rotational Degree Apprenticeship

Pearson College London partner with leading FTSE100 companies to launch Degree Apprenticeship

The future world of work is ours to shape

Pearson, in partnership with Nesta and the Oxford Martin School, has released new research with a blueprint for navigating the future world of jobs and skills.

Business and education partnership case study

With huge changes in the way in which people live, communicate and learn, Higher Education is changing too.

Pearson College Industry Workshops

Industry workshops bring Pearson College students together with company representatives to work together on real business problems. Industry partners provide a real-life business challenge for the class with teams of students working together and presenting to the business who provide feedback on their ideas.