Pearson is UK's largest awarding body and are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). It offers academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognized and benchmarked.
On 17th Oct 2019, an external audit visit was hosted at NU, where the audit was conducted by PEARSON UK. The visit covered various academic and administrative aspects at NU. The external reviewer conducted interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders covering leadership, unit heads, faculty and students. In addition, academic and supporting facilities were examined including lecture halls, educational labs, workshop, clinic and offices. Other aspects covered included official templates and forms, documents workflow, decision making hierarchy, academic assessment procedures and policies.
Due to the positive report, PEARSON assured status was extended for one extra year. Currently plans are developed at NU quality unit to further collaboration with PEARSON UK.