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    Yes. It seems Pearson the company who owns and runs Edexcel (A major UK Exam Board) are set to offer degrees in the future or at least they hope to do so.

    It will start off with vocational degrees and then onto subjects like: Education and Nursing and even Law!!!!

    Any ideas or thoughts?

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    BBC News:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11990787

    Pearson News section: http://www.pearson.com/investors/our-news/?i=1367
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    Yes. It seems Pearson the company who owns and runs Edexcel (A major UK Exam Board) are set to offer degrees in the future or at least they hope to do so.

    It will start off with vocational degrees and then onto subjects like: Education and Nursing and even Law!!!!

    Any ideas or thoughts?

    Links posted below


    BBC News:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11990787

    Pearson News section: http://www.pearson.com/investors/our-news/?i=1367
    No way will I be applying there.
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    I have seen this report too. I think McDonalds are beginning to role out a simular scheme for their store managers. It will be interesting to see how attractive this proves to be, but I can't imagine it working for traqditional applicants.
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    If they want to offer a degree in Engineering that anyone in the know will consider rigorous they will have to get it accredited, in which case it would not be unreasonable to apply for it. Lots of (industrial) practical experience embedded in such a degree is probably a plus.
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    I think the UK is opening up to private and semi-private institutions offering degrees. In the professional education world for areas like Business, Accountancy, and Law there is now a private university called BPP University College that is completely privately owned, and is run for profit, yet can award degrees. This is more common in other countries but hitting the UK now. Not always necessarily a bad thing though provided there remains a balance between public and private degree-awarding institutions.
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    I think it is a GREAT idea--especially for those persons interested in journalism, media, creative &/ graphic arts/writing/communications, public relations, publishing, sales, education: reading, english, language arts, social studies, science, math, marketing-- for examples-- because these are some of the areas that Pearson is involved in as part of their empire. Why not offer degrees for your areas of specialization? [I] would certainly be interested in learning from the best. Makes sense to me...!
 
 
 
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