Pearson Education Ltd will take extra steps to protect students following the acquisition of Education Development International plc.
|Awarding organisation||Issue||Action taken||Case Status|
|Pearson Education Ltd (Pearson)||Acquisition of Education Development International plc (EDI)||Undertaking accepted||Open|
In May 2012, Pearson acquired EDI. Following the acquisition, Pearson provided an undertaking which explained the steps it would take to ensure compliance with the ‘General Conditions of Recognition’ during the transitional period when it merged EDI’s business with its own.
In line with general condition B8, Pearson must now take all the steps identified in the undertaking. We will monitor Pearson to make sure it follows through on the commitments it has made, and can take further action if it doesn’t.