Annual Report and Accounts 2010

3. Contributing to competitiveness

The connection between education and long-term economic growth is well-documented and increasingly well understood.

Helping individuals get ready for work.

Securing a professional or vocational qualification is an important factor in getting a job. We create and administer millions of admissions tests, certifications, vocational assessments and general qualifications including:

  • BTEC, the vocational qualification recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the leading test for entrance to business schools and management programmes worldwide.
  • NCLEX Nursing examination, required to obtain a licence necessary to apply for work as a nurse in the United States.
  • CTI Education Group, one of the leading private higher education groups in South Africa, serving more than 9,000 students.

Case study: BTEC increasing earning potential

London Economics research commissioned by Pearson found that achieving a BTEC National can increase the lifetime earnings of an individual by up to £92,000, while a BTEC First can increase lifetime earnings by up to £42,000.

Doing informed business.

The FT Group is the leading provider of essential information, insight and analysis to the global business and opinion-forming community. Access to trusted and informed information is the basis on which businesses make effective decisions. The FT plays a unique global role in providing that information.

Case study: FT Tilt

Case study: FT Tilt

The Financial Times has launched FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service focused exclusively on the emerging world. It serves finance professionals who have a direct interest in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe and business professionals who need a deeper understanding of these fast-growing regions.

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