Pearson was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.
Edexcel is the largest international awarding body approved by the UK government. It was formed through the merger of BTEC & ULEAC (London Exams) and is governed by Qualifications & Curriculum Authority which is a UK government body for qualifications. Few other awarding bodies in the world are regulated and reviewed to such exacting standards. The Edexcel curricula are designed to create graduates who are professionally knowledgeable and armed with the necessary skills and competencies to be globally proficient. Its teaching methodology emphasizes personalized attention to student learning.