Pearson launches BTEC Higher Nationals in Rail Engineering program for engineers


Chennai: In line with its commitment to help learners make measurable progress, Pearson, the world’s learning company has collaborated with Kings Cornerstone International College, Chennai to launch BTEC Higher Nationals in Rail Engineering program in Tamil Nadu. The program is designed to equip students with specialized skills and enhance their employability prospects to pursue a career in rail engineering.


The course which commences from 01 March, is structured as a mix of virtual and in person sessions to provide a holistic and blended learning experience to students. Through this program Pearson aims to engage with a wide range of students, employers, higher education providers, and subject experts to ensure that the new qualifications meet their needs and expectations. The program is structured with highest assessment and grading standards, and the content is closely aligned with professional Body, employer, and higher education needs. The program will support students wanting to continue their education through applied learning that will in turn facilitate the bridging of industry-academia gap in the sector.


Ramananda SG, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Pearson India said, “India is witnessing a sharp shift towards technology advancement and various reports suggest the demand for skilled workforce in near future to cater to the mounting railway industry, both in India as well as abroad. Our collaboration with Kings Cornerstone International will help provide students from Chennai an exceptional platform to acquire in-depth understanding of the sector and prepare them for employment, progression within employment or further education. The program resonates with the NEP 2020’s thrust on skill education of students to prepare employable youth”.


John Christopher, CEO, Kings Cornerstone International College, Chennai said” Today, students need both good qualifications and industry specific skills to enhance their career prospects and personal development. The shift towards gaining international specialised qualification in diverse sectors is the need of the hour. Pearson Higher National qualifications will bridge the learning gap for aspirants to learn key skills and attributes required to thrive in 21st-century and train them early on as self-reflecting professionals and individuals in this rapidly evolving engineering sector.”


The program offers multiple pathways to choose from like, Track, Power, Command and Control, Traction and Rolling Stock, Rail Systems. The first stage of the program offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for more intense subject specialisation in the second stage. Students with higher secondary certificate profiles are eligible to join the course and engineering graduates seeking a career in Rail Engineering are also welcome.


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