Edexcel is the UK's largest awarding
body and the leading provider
of academic and vocational
qualifications and testing. We work with
more than 25,000 schools, colleges,
employers and other places of learning in
the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide,
helping over 2 million people reach their
potential every year.
Formed in 1996 by the merger of the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC) and the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), Edexcel was the first awarding body in the UK to offer both academic and vocational qualifications.
Regulated by the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (www.qca.org. uk), Edexcel applies the some rigorous standards and quality procedures around the world as it does throughout the UK. At Edexcel we develop vocational qualifications in collaboration with industry, to ensure relevance, recognition and understanding. Likewise, we develop our academic qualifications with senior UK teachers and lecturers. This guarantees the quality of our specifications and examination papers.
Whether a programme is delivered in London, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai or Beijing, core units and learning outcomes of Edexcel programmes are identical, awarding candidates with a globally standardized and recognized qualification. Edexcel qualifications can also be tailored to meet local needs and requirements.
Within an established network of regional offices in Dubai, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Cape Town, regional staff work to ensure that value for money programmes are being provided through rapid responses to customer queries, local training and assessment, and greater local market knowledge. Our Edexcel Online service provides a faster, more efficient examinations and results service for centres and students alike.
As part of Pearson the world's largest educational services company, Edexcel is revolutionizing qualifications, examination processes and education resources, providing world renowned qualifications.
Edexcel qualifications are recognized by education institutions and employers worldwide. Whether students wish to study or work within their own country or abroad, our qualifications provide the guarantee of achievement demanded by universities at home and in the UK/ USA, Australia and beyond.
Edexcel has the largest range of academic and vocational qualifications including leading academic qualifications such as IGCSEs, 0-levels and A-levels/ and vocational BTEC qualifications.
More than 400/000 students from all over the world study for vocational BTEC qualifications every year, demonstrating how valued the BTEC brand is to educational institutions and employers,
BTEC qualifications are designed to prepare students for a degree course or workplace. BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) can be studied locally and are recognized for advanced entry by universities all over the world. Often students may only need to complete one year of study after their BTEC HND to achieve their degree.
Employers worldwide appreciate these career-specific courses which keep up to date with the cutting edge of technology and the latest industry practices.
Universities recognize and understand the BTEC brand as a global guarantee of achievement.
Students enjoy the work-related content because it provides practical knowledge and skills/ helping them to secure the jobs they want.
Employees enjoy the vocational content because they can retrain or gain higher level qualifications whilst at work.
GCE 0-levels have changed with the times but never lost touch with the traditions that have made them such a popular and well understood qualification. Through the innovative spirit of Edexcel, institutions and students can rely on the preservation of academic standards with a modern focus.
GCSEs are the same academic level but have different assessment criteria. Some GCSE courses are modular whilst others are linear, and several, in addition, provide the opportunity to carry out coursework throughout the two year period. The coursework will be assessed by teachers and marks will contribute to the candidates' final grades.
IGCSEs embrace the rigor of the GCE 0-level and the accessibility of the UK GCSE through tiered examinations. It is the most up-to-date qualification available to students worldwide and is tailored especially to the needs of international education,
GCE A-levels have changed with the times without losing touch with the traditions that have made them such a popular and well- understood set of qualifications. Good results in these qualifications provide an effective way of entering higher education or the workplace.
Academic and vocational qualifications
Edexcel works closely with the UK government education ministries around the world, universities, employers and professional organizations to make sure that the high standards of all of our qualifications are understood and valued. Whether learners want to leave school with a certified record of achievement, go on to study at university or progress into employment, our academic and vocational qualifications will prepare them for success in their chosen career anywhere in the world.
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Edexcel's regional office for Asia Pacific and ASEAN provide comprehensive and responsive support. We believe our centres are our partners and we provide good support to ensure mutual success.