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The world’s most successful, best-loved applied learning brand, BTEC has been engaging learners in
practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for over 25 years. Designed to meet the needs of
employers, BTECs are work-related qualifications for learners taking their first steps into
employment, progressing through their careers or planning to enter university.

What is vocational learning?

With government, teachers, parents and students, we’ve talked about what vocational learning is and how it supports our young people to progress in their lives through learning.

Here at Pearson, we create vocational – or applied learning – qualifications which help students acquire knowledge, skills and understanding through practical, work-related activities in a real-life context so that they can apply what they’ve learned.

When combined with academic learning in a school or college (or as a stand-alone course in further or higher education), vocational learning develops a range of practical knowledge and skills which help learners to prepare for – and progress in – their chosen career.

What is BTEC?

BTEC has earned its reputation as the world’s most successful applied learning qualification, providing students with a clear line of sight into work. Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning, BTEC develops the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills essential for professional life.
BTECs are developed in consultation with employers and higher education experts, so they can trust that anyone who is BTEC qualified will demonstrate the high standards of knowledge, practical skills and understanding required for further study and employment.

Pearson’s leading qualification brand, Edexcel has been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 20 years.
Edexcel’s world-class academic and general qualifications include GCSEs, A levels and International GCSEs, as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills.
Our qualifications combine a progressive approach with international content, allowing learners to achieve their full potential in today’s global economy.

About Edexcel

Edexcel is the brand name for academic and general qualifications from Pearson, including GCSEs and A levels, as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills.
Designed to advance learners’ skills while developing knowledge, Edexcel’s qualifications help learners either progress to higher education or go directly into employment. They are grounded in the quality and traditions of the British education system made relevant for today’s UK and international learners.
Edexcel qualifications are suitable for a wide range of learners from 14 to 19 years old.

What is Edexcel?

Edexcel is a qualification brand for academic and generation qualifications from Pearson.
Edexcel began as an awarding organisation following the merger of London Examinations and BTEC in 1996. After Pearson became our awarding organisation in April 2013, Edexcel became a qualification brand, now standing as one of Pearson’s leading brands..

Whether you’re looking to land your first job, progress in an existing career or find employment locally or overseas, our popular and flexible LCCI qualifications will give you the knowledge and skills to actually do the job. That’s why they’re trusted and valued by employers worldwide.
Every year, over 250,000 ambitious students from all over the world choose an LCCI qualification, knowing it gives them the edge they need to take them as far as they want to go.
LCCI qualifications are available as single subjects or diplomas and group certificates. They range from preliminary level to level 4, across 4 subject areas.

LCCI levels and equivalences

Find out more about the different levels of LCCI qualifications, what they mean and how they compare to other recognised types of qualifications.

Understanding LCCI qualification levels

The level of a qualification indicates how difficult the qualification is and how the knowledge and skills gained relates to job roles. LCCI International Qualifications are available from Preliminary Level to Level 4.

These levels help students to decide which qualifications they need for their career progression and help employers to assess the level of knowledge and skills a candidate has, and for which job roles they would be suited.

LCCI qualification levels are benchmarked against the UK National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This sets out the levels against which a qualification is recognised in the UK. The NQF is also used internationally as the basis for comparison with other frameworks, particularly in terms of the levels of qualifications awarded.

LCCI Level 1

LCCI Level 1 qualifications improve your basic knowledge and skills in a particular subject or business-related job area, and help you to use your learning to complete straightforward routine tasks with direction and guidance.

In addition, LCCI Level 1 qualifications help you prepare for LCCI Level 2 qualifications.

LCCI Level 2

LCCI Level 2 qualifications give you good knowledge and a solid understanding of a subject or business-related job area. They help you to use your learning to complete clearly set tasks and solve straightforward problems with some guidance or supervision. Level 2 qualifications are usually the recommended minimum entry requirements for jobs.

LCCI Level 3

LCCI Level 3 qualifications develop your ability to learn and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skills at a detailed level. They help you to use your learning in a wide range of complex tasks and situations, and develop your supervisory skills. If your job role requires you to work independently or supervise and train others in your field of work, then this level is suitable for you.

Level 3 is also suitable for you if you’re planning to go to university or progress to professional qualifications.

LCCI Level 4

LCCI Level 4 qualifications help you to become a specialist in your area of learning or work. They involve detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. Learning at this level is appropriate for you if you work in a technical and professional job, and/or manage and develop others.

Quality you can trust

LCCI International Qualifications are provided by Pearson. We are an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
Increasingly, LCCI International Qualifications are being recognised by Ofqual

Business, administration and IT
Covering the knowledge and skills required to work in a modern office environment.

Financial and quantitative
Preparing students for university, professional qualifications or employment in the financial sector.

Marketing and customer service
Covering marketing and customer services activities, contact centre management and PR.

EDI was acquired by Pearson in 2011 as a leading provider of work-based learning qualifications with a strong reputation for harnessing cutting-edge technology. We’re in the process of integrating EDI qualifications with Pearson’s BTEC and Edexcel qualifications.
These pages are designed to give you information and news about our latest developments, helping you to plan ahead, feel well informed and completely in the picture, every step of the way.

We hope that these pages will help to answer some of your questions, and to point you in the right direction.

EDI integration

In January 2015, we’re taking a major step in integrating former EDI centres by making the remaining Pearson replacement qualifications available. We’ll also introduce you to our new qualifications management application – our replacement for Campus – which has been successfully trialled with centres over the last five months.
Pearson replacement qualifications will be made available through Campus from 2 February 2015
The qualifications management application will be launched on 2 March. Read the full announcement.
Check out the qualification management user guides.
Here’s a checklist to help you prepare.


  • Register for your user account
    If you used Campus, register for a user account. We’ll then transfer your permissions and access rights to the new system.
  • Update your web browser
    The new system is web-based, and you don’t need any software installed to run it. However, to get the best out of it, we recommend you update your browser to the latest version.
  • Onscreen testing
    If you deliver qualifications with an onscreen testing component, then you will need to install software. Please see the technical requirements below.
  • Use up your EDI credits
    Make sure that you aren’t left with an outstanding balance on 29 January 2015. We’re advising that you ‘buy as you go’, because after 29 January we won’t be able to refund any credits you haven’t used.

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