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Brexit: Guidance for students and Pearson centres 

Pearson's Progression and Recognition Manager shares help and advice you can give to parents and students about what Brexit means for them.

TThe UK is expected to leave the European Union on 31 January 2020, or earlier, if the Withdrawal Agreement is approved before then. As we understand that some Pearson students may be worried about being eligible to apply to the UK, our Progression and Recognition Manager has brought together resources from the UK higher education sector to help you advise students and their parents about what Brexit means for them:   

No change to the acceptance of Pearson qualifications at UK universities

  • University and College Admission Service (UCAS) also collates the latest support arrangements for EU students applying to universities in each of the four UK governments. There are also no expected changes to the existing status of Pearson’s international qualifications on the UCAS application tool. 
  • Some UK universities have produced specific Brexit-related guidance for prospective students web pages, such as University of Sussex and UCL, which provide the most up to date advice for that institution. If students already know which universities they want to go, they can see what they are saying about the Brexit decision on their websites. 

Fees and student support

We hope you find these resources useful. If you have other questions relating to the progression of Pearson students after Brexit, please contact us at

About the author
Basirat Agboola works with global universities, government organisations and centres to facilitate the acceptance of Pearson Edexcel qualifications for undergraduate admission. She holds a Masters in Education and International Development from UCL and, before joining Pearson, managed university partnerships for the international teams of King's College London and the University of Greenwich.

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