The education company, which also owns the Financial Times, has announced the first course will be a BSc in business and enterprise. “Pearson College” will teach students at the company’s headquarters in London and at its Manchester offices.
This marks a change for Pearson. It has been public about its desire to enter the British higher education market since 2010, but it had previously planned to validate degrees, acting as a higher education exam board rather than a college. Explaining the change, Roxanne Stockwell, managing director of Pearson College, said: “As we did more research into it … where we think we can add the most value is in designing and delivering for our own students.”