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 GCSEsA 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.

In the UK, Edexcel qualifications are suitable for a wide range of learners aged from 14 to 19. International schools can also offer the Edexcel Primary and Lower Secondary Curricula, so learners range from 8 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.

Edexcel’s qualifications are world renowned and highly respected, giving learners the opportunity to succeed in life, learning and employment.

Edexcel has helped thousands of people make progress in their lives, whether in the classroom or in the workplace.

By combining world-class qualification standards with a forward thinking approach and international content, Edexcel qualifications are the ideal pathway to today’s top universities, offering learners access to tomorrow’s global opportunities.

They also offer teachers the high-tech support they need to help students achieve their full potential and make the most of these opportunities.

Our Edexcel qualifications can give you a variety of options, such as:

  • setting you on the right path into employment
  • the opportunity to continue in education
  • the opportunity to undertake an Apprenticeship.

We know you have options after GCSE, including AS or A level, Applied A level, BTEC Nationals, NVQs or a BTEC Apprenticeship. And after A levels you might apply for university, BTEC Higher Nationals, BTEC Apprenticeships or take your first steps into employment.

Whatever your plans, Edexcel’s academic and general qualifications can take you in the right direction.


Awards for Training and Higher Education provides centres with qualifications in administration management, business, tourism, law, computing and health and social care. We have made a name for ourselves with good customer service, excellent quality standards and rewarding qualifications with progression routes to university degrees.

We provide a qualification development service, bespoke training support, comprehensive university progressions, dedicated support from an ATHE officer, simple easy to use documents and website, innovative qualifications, External Verifier support, flexible delivery solutions, a global focus and a close business development relationship.

1. Excellent Value for Money

We are able to provide a comprehensive qualification and support package which provides excellent value for money with our appreciation of a very price sensitive industry.

2. University Progression

All ATHE qualifications have progression routes and many of these are to degrees at our University partners. Find more information on our Progression Routes page.

3.Innovative Qualifications>

Our Qualifications are on the QCF, they allow for flexible delivery models and are designed in line with industry standards and centre needs. They also include comprehensive support material including suggested assignments, teaching and learning guidance and resources.

4. Dedicated Support

Our external verifiers have extensive experience in the systems of ATHE, Ofsted, ISI, QAA and Ofqual. This experience is there as a resource to you and to support your centre’s development.

5. Flexible Delivery Solutions

Our qualifications and systems are designed for maximum flexibility, however if you have a request which we don’t currently cater for we won’t tell you it can’t be done. We will do our best to provide you with something that suits you, your centre and learners.

ATHE’s Mission Statement

The ATHE mission is to provide outstanding qualifications, customer service and support, enabling centres to thrive and their learners to achieve and progress. We will support this mission by:

  • providing qualifications which enable learners to fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to society both socially and economically
  • delivering the highest standards of customer service
  • delivering support and guidance which meet the needs of all centres and enable them to improve performance
  • upholding and maintaining the quality and standards of qualifications and assessments
  • having a commitment to lifelong learning and development


Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is steeped in history having been established for nearly 200 years but, like the business environment over the decades, it has changed and adapted accordingly. The group now comprises:

•   Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
•   Burton & District Chamber of Commerce
•   Chase Chamber of Commerce
•   Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber of Commerce
•   Solihull Chamber of Commerce
•   British American Business Council
•   Institute of Asian Businesses
•   Future Faces

Today’s Chamber is a modern, innovative, membership-based business support organisation that exists to connect its members to opportunity. Birmingham Chamber is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce and over the years has established itself to become the prominent independent business voice in Birmingham and the West Midlands.


Since 2005, the UK online centres network has been managed by Tinder Foundation – a small not-for-profit social enterprise based in Sheffield.

The network is made up of 5,000 local centres, helping people make the most of technology and widening digital inclusion among the most socially excluded in the UK.

We provide UK online centres partners with digital skills courses via the Learn My Way website, training and capacity building advice, marketing campaigns like the nation’s annual Get Online Week each October, plus funding opportunities, information and general support via a dedicated team of network coordinators.

By bringing grassroots digital inclusion providers under the powerful UK online centres umbrella, we can combine their experience and reach, so we’re able to influence and work with government, corporate and charity sector partners at a national level.

Together, UK online centres and Tinder Foundation have helped more than one million people get online since 2010.