Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body and is privately held.

How Did The Name Edexcel Originate?

The name Edexcel is a portmanteau term combining the EDucation and EXCELlence involved in study and qualifications.

The History of Edexcel

Edexcel have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades.  The body formed in 1996 by the merger of the BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) and the ULEAC (University of London Examinations and Assessments Council).

In 2003, the Edexcel Foundation formed a partnership with Pearson plc to set up a new company called London Qualifications Ltd. London Qualifications Limited changed its name to Edexcel Limited in November 2004.

In 2005, Edexcel became the only large examination board to be held in private hands, when Pearson plc took complete control of the company. 

What Distance Learning Courses Provide Edexcel Qualifications?

A-levels and GCSE courses are the most common Edexcel courses.  They give students the chance to develop intellectually as they explore a subject in greater depth.  These courses are a great first step towards a new career: