BTEC from Pearson

Pearson is the largest certificate and diploma awarding authority in the UK. Kronenburgh International Business School is recognized by Pearson and is therefore part of Pearson’s international network of vocational colleges, business schools and universities. Here you can find all Pearson school as well as Kronenburgh International Business School. The Pearson’s international recognised BTEC education system is used to build the Kronenburgh programs.

BTEC International education system

The Kronenburgh International Business programs are built on BTEC units. A unit is a set of lecture days around one subject such as ‘Business Strategy’ or ‘E-commerce’.

BTEC is developed in collaboration with a wide range of students, employers, higher education providers, colleges, and subject experts to ensure that the qualifications meet their needs and expectations. BTEC developers also worked closely with the relevant professional bodies, to ensure alignment with recognised professional standards. Therefore, BTEC qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification.

BTEC qualifications in Business are designed in such a way that the students’ needs for high-quality professional education and the demand by international organizations and companies for qualified personnel are optimally met.

BTEC has inspired students in practical, interpersonal, and thinking skills for more than thirty years. There is a great emphasis on employer engagement and work readiness.

Legal Residency in The Hague at Kronenburgh International Business School
Student housing in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School

Under the license and controle of Pearson

BTEC qualifications are awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company.

The pearson Quality Assurance involves a set of processes and procedures to ensure that students completing our qualifications are issued a fair grade based on their performance. Aspects taken into account are: assessment practice and decisions, internal verification practice and decisions, physical and human resources and the internal learning process to continuously improve the education.

BTEC certificates and diploma’s in business

There are BTEC programmes in different fields of study. Kronenburgh offers the business programs:

  • BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
  • BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business
  • BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

So each year is concluded with a certificate or diploma.

Student Corps in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School
Student sport in The Hague near kronenburgh International Business School

How Nuffic values the BTEC programmes

Nuffic is the European organisation that compares the education systems in the different European Countries, see To do this, the European Qualification Framework EQF was developed. The BTEC system is internationally recognised by Nuffic.

Programme BTEC level EQF level Dutch education
Extended Diploma 3 4 MBO4
HNC 4 5 Associate (HBO2 / WO1)
HND 5 5 HBO3 / WO 2
Top-up 6 6 Bachelor HBO4 / WO3

See here for more information about the Nuffic comparison of diploma’s and certifications.