NEWS:Business College Set Up by Pearson

Pearson, the leading education provider, has set up its own college offering business degrees.

 Pearson College, which is set to be established in London and Manchester officially in September 2013, will provide degree courses validated by Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, which are part of the University of London. The move to open the college comes amid a Government move to allow more private firms to enter higher education.

Pearson have also devised a business and enterprise degree, which will be taught in London and Manchester from 2012 with around 40 places available. The degree will include a guaranteed internship programme and company-based mentors for students. The course has been developed by companies including BT, Cisco, the Peter Jones Foundation and Atos. Pearson said the degree will “focus on preparing students for the world of business.”

The BSc degree course will demand tuition fees of around £6,500 per year – below average for higher education institutions in the UK, and well below the maximum charge of £9,000. There will be the option of an accelerated two-year course, as well as studying over three years. To win a place, applicants must achieve at least an A and two Bs at A-level, or equivalent, and undergo an assessment day.

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