Our partners

Degree validation 

We work alongside a number of highly-respected universities to validate our degrees. Best of all, we choose to partner with institutions that have particular strengths, to make sure you graduate with a great degree that’s valuable and relevant to you and employers, now and in the future. Our university partners have degree-awarding powers that are recognised by the UK authorities. Degree validation means that they judge your degree to be of an appropriate quality and standard to qualify for an award from their institution. The validating university name will be printed on your degree certificate, along with Pearson College London. 

Academic partner

University of Kent

Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent, our validating partner, has been ranked 48th out of 131 UK higher education institutions, maintaining its position among the top 50 universities in the UK. Based on the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University of Kent ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education (THE), outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. The institution is also ranked in the top 400 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Word University Rankings.

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Business partners

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. It was founded in 1919 and continues to train and support management accountants today. CIMA has more than 218,000 members and students across 177 countries. It aims to make sure its members and students are first choice for employers by constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and CPD programme.

CIMA has contributed to the industry conferences that are part of our business degrees, by providing workshops and case studies. For more information, visit CIMA website

Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) is a professional membership organisation that supports over 140,000 chartered accountants across the world. Founded in 1880, the ICAEW now has offices in seven countries and is based at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London. ICAEW aims to provide its members with knowledge and guidance based on the highest ethical standards, whilst shaping opinion, understanding and delivery to ensure the highest standards in business and the public interest.

The ICAEW has awarded Pearson College London partner in learning status, which means we can teach elements of the organisation’s professional qualifications to our Business and Enterprise students.

Industry partners

Everything we do is designed and delivered in collaboration with our industry partners as well as leading academics from  the world's top universities.

Blue speech marks

The students we met from Pearson College London at the Savills event were very engaged and impressive. As a group of prospective young professionals they represented themselves exceptionally well and we look forward to developing a relationship with the College to keep a close eye on this talent!  

Ema Saunders, People Development Director, Savills 

Partner with us

We work closely with everyone from global businesses to innovative start-ups because we want to give our students up-to-the-minute, inspirational knowledge and experience, whatever type of work they’re passionate about. 

Our industry partners take a lead role in all our degrees and short courses from helping to design and deliver them, to taking on our students as interns. You can also work with us to design a short course for your employees, or offer our programmes to them as part of their personal and professional development.

We’re the first FTSE 100 company to deliver degrees in the UK and as home to Penguin and the FT we can offer you and your employees something truly unique. After all, we’re a successful business ourselves and one of the world’s leading education companies.

Find out more about partnering with us