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 partners

University of Kent

Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked as a top 20 university in The Guardian University Guide 2017, is ranked 23rd in the UK for research intensity out of 122 multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and has the fifth equal highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, out of 115 multi-faculty institutions. It has also been voted one of the top five universities for teaching in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) and is rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results 2017.

University of Kent

The University of Bradford

Our university partner, the University of Bradford, validates our postgraduate visual effects (VFX) programmes. The Department of Creative Technology is the home of Computer Animation and Games Development at the university and it’s a real pioneer in the field, known for delivering high-quality, state-of-the-art animation and games development degrees with a strong industry input. The Department also has a strong research focus, enriching the curriculum and enhancing and strengthening teaching. Many graduates have produced award-winning projects as part of their degree, so you’ll be following in impressive footsteps.

University of Bradford

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. 

  • Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) was established over 60 years ago, as the British Institute of Management, and developed the first diploma in management studies. Today, it’s the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to championing management and leadership excellence, leading the way in all aspects of management training and thinking. It also offers practical qualifications for managers and leaders at all levels and is the only Awarding Body able to award Chartered Manager status. Pearson College London’s Business programmes are accredited by the CMI, to give you exemptions from Professional qualification assessments.

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.

“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 

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.

Learn more about our industry partners