Case Study

Pearson BTEC delivers for students in Thailand

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Pearson, the world’s learning company, received an official endorsement from the Thai Government which allows BTEC qualifications to be delivered in every vocational and higher institution in Thailand, both in the public and private sector.

The pilot implementation began in December 2018 with the view to expand BTECs across vocational institutions in Thailand. A delegation from the Thai Ministry of Education visited Pearson in November 2018 supported by the Department for International Trade, to discuss current and future plans and to sign an agreement between Pearson, the Ministry for Education and Trade Bodies of Thailand to work together on BTEC implementation.

Pearson now have more than 24 centres in Thailand approved for BTEC teaching. Quality training has been completed for most of the centres with around 200 teachers being trained to deliver BTECs to international quality standards.

Approval for their teaching has included extensive training by Pearson for all BTEC teachers. Training the centres on the delivery and processes attached to quality assurance in the centres.

The subjects most popular so far include:

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • IT
  • Hospitality
Thailand, South East Asia
Policy Development, Employer Engagement, Curriculum Design, Quality Assurance, Qualifications, Assessment and Certification, Training Provision

BTEC courses are high quality, hands-on qualifications grounded in the real world of work. Students choose specialisations then learn by doing, developing valuable skills that can help them become them highly employable in that particular industry.

Pearson’s qualifications are built on the British educational system and accepted by universities worldwide. They offer learners across Asia the opportunity for progress, to achieve their learning and career goals, at home and abroad.

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The aim was to establish successful national implementation of BTECs as the ‘premium international vocational qualification’.

Pearson engaged local industry and built employer partnerships in partnership with the Thai Chamber of Commerce. It has also secured endorsements of BTEC from many employers.

Pearson engaged with stakeholders at Government level – where personnel changes and changes in perspective mean that relationships often need to be re-formed.

Pearson has been working with key stakeholders including OVEC and EEC to develop lasting partnerships where learners can make use of workplace experience

Pearson has been intensively supporting colleges outside of metropolitan areas to engage with contemporary content through use of technology.

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