tions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as with its textbooks and educational software. The company has approximately 13,000 students enrolled in courses ranging from undergraduate degrees in information technology (IT) and sociology, to business diplomas and Masters courses in psychology. Its campuses prioritise digital learning with approximately 10,000 of its students accessing their courses through tablet devises, and focuses on learning outcomes that prepare students for employment opportunities in their chosen careers. Core Markets The company’s major core markets are the U.K., Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. These are countries where it works closely with educators and policy makers to improve learning through creating curriculum, designing assessments and developing digital learning systems. Additionally, the company has approximately 100 other ‘Partner’ markets. In the U.K. school market, the company offers academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI. Learners take its qualifications in approximately 80 countries worldwide. It is also driving innovation through digital products, such as Bug Club and ActiveLearn, and supporting skills for employability for progression in study, work, and life. The company’s students get the chance to learn from employers, as well as experienced academics and subject experts, in the heart of a 21st Century business. The Financial Times (FT) provides a range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to a growing audience of internationally minded professionals. The FT consists of the FT newspaper and FT.com, Financial Publishing, FT Chinese, FT Labs, and Medley Global Advisors. The FT Group also has various associates and joint ventures, including a 50% interest in The Economist Group, a publisher of weekly business and current affairs magazines. The company’s professional testing business, Pearson VUE, provides a suite of services from test development to test delivery and data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through an extensive network of approximately 7,200 test centres across 194 countries, delivering the NCLEX exam for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the GMAT for the Graduate Management Admissions Council and various IT exams, such as Cisco and CompTIA. In the U.K., Pearson VUE works with the DVSA to deliver the Driver Theory Test and the Construction Industry Training Board. Pearson VUE also includes Certiport, which operates in IT performance-based exams delivered through a global network of academic test centers, and GED Testing Service, a joint venture with the American Council on Education to deliver a high school equivalency exam. The businesses in the company’s English division include Wall Street English (centre-based learning for consumers); ELT (institutional English language publications including brands, such as Longman) and Pearson English Business Solutions (online business English learning solutions). In 2014 Pearson English released the Global Scale of English. Penguin Random House Penguin Random House consist of the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S, the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India, Penguin’s publishing activity in Asia and South Africa, as well as Dorling Kindersley worldwide, and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia and Chile. Penguin Random House employs approximately 10,000 people globally across approximately 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish approximately 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing list includes approximately 70 Nobel Prize laureates and various read authors. Penguin Random House sells directly to bookshops and through wholesalers. Retail bookshops normally maintain relationships with both publishers and wholesalers and use the channel that best serves the specific requirements of an order.
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