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CABE and Pearson partner to provide industry approved route into construction careers

27 July 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Leanne Sparkes
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Pearson The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) has welcomed qualification  awarding body Pearson as an Academic Partner. The new partnership aims to support construction education by providing CABE accreditation to relevant BTEC National and BTEC Higher National qualifications developed by Pearson.

CABE partners with a host of academic institutions around the world with the goal of driving the built environment forward with uncompromising and meticulous standards.

Becoming a CABE Academic Partner is recognition that the Pearson qualifications adhere to the highest quality learning standards and are designed to equip students with the necessary skills to thrive in a career within the built environment.

Building upon their Academic Partnership, CABE has formally accredited the following construction qualifications developed by Pearson:  

These qualifications are offered by a range of UK-based and international educational institutions, approved by Pearson. Individuals studying toward a Pearson built environment qualification are entitled to free Student Membership with CABE, which includes access to the CABE Young Professionals Network (launching later this year), the online journal ( and invitations to networking events.

Students who complete these Pearson qualifications will be recognised as meeting aspects of the CABE Professional Competencies Framework, which allows students to take the first steps towards Chartered Membership.

John Barfoot, Learning, Education & Academic Director at CABE, said: “The Pearson qualification model has strong synergy with CABE’s membership, we look forward to working with the team at Pearson to create a global partnership and accreditation for a host of built environment qualifications.” 

Gary Gates, Pearson’s Senior Vice President for Global Business (Pearson VUE) & UK Higher Education, said: “We are delighted to become a CABE Academic Partner. An absolute priority for our BTEC qualifications is to work in partnership with industry leaders to ensure we are providing students with the most relevant knowledge and skills to enter a career in the sector. In achieving accreditation for the BTEC Nationals and Higher Nationals in construction, CABE recognises the quality and value that these programmes represent and the support they provide students to progress and thrive in the built environment.”

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