About Us

Pearson is the awarding body for the BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications. Higher National qualifications are the equivalent of year one (level 4) for the HNC and year two (level 5) for the HND, of a UK undergraduate degree.

Higher Nationals are popular both in the UK and internationally – with more than 100,000 students studying them at any given time. It is recognised that Higher Nationals are an important part of the higher education landscape – valued for their employer engagement, work relevance and ability to provide progression routes to degrees.

Pearson is currently undertaking a major review and redesign of the Higher Nationals – ensuring that they effectively meet the changing needs and expectations of industry and Higher Education. This work is being driven by the Higher Nationals Unit (HNU), who takes responsibility for the strategic oversight of Higher Nationals, including quality assurance, academic development, academic support and subject matter expertise.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading education company with expertise in publishing, assessments, and qualifications across all levels from primary school to university degrees. With imprints such as Addison-Wesley, Allyn & Bacon, FT Prentice Hall, Longman, and Heinemann, it provides market leading academic texts used by universities throughout many countries. Through the awarding body Edexcel, it manages results for school and college students across the UK, both of a vocational and academic nature. The Pearson group includes the Financial Times, the Penguin Publishing Group, Wall Street English, and CTI (a South African based university). Pearson educational activities reach over 100 million learners making it the largest learning company in the world.

At Pearson we value having a diverse workforce where we aim to reflect the world in which we operate at all levels of the business. We always seek to hire the best people who share our values, drive initiatives and improve results.

We are seeking to appoint candidates for the following posts across a range of fields and provide exciting opportunities to help shape the future of this globally recognised HE qualification: