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Cindy Rampersaud

Senior Vice President, BTEC and Apprenticeship
Pearson (confirmed)

Cindy is currently Senior Vice President - BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson Education and is responsible for the development of all Pearson’s UK technical, vocational and apprenticeship qualifications delivered by Colleges, Private Training Providers and Employers. Cindy moved into the education sector in 2011 when she took up the role of Deputy Principal at City & Islington College. In 2016 she was appointed a Deputy Further Education Commissioner by the Department for Education working on the Government's Area Based Reviews of the Further Education sector nationally. Before moving into the education sector Cindy held a number of senior roles in the entertainment media sector including EMI, Warner Brothers and Virgin. Cindy is passionate about the vital role education and skills based learning can play in helping individuals make progress in their lives but also in driving economic growth and productivity. She has a particular interest in the increasing role of technology in providing access to education and lifelong learning including how it can innovate what we learn and how we learn. Cindy is a member of the Commission on sustainable learning for life, work & a changing economy and she currently sits on the Speakers Trust and The Royal College of Psychiatrists.  

  • Encouraging on-going and meaningful dialogue around skills policy between enterprise, education providers and government
  • Understanding the impact of traineeships, adult re- and upskilling, new technology and the delivery of T-levels on employers
  • Reducing government bureaucracy and ensuring that there is enough flexibility in the skills and employment system
  • Reviewing the impact of apprenticeships on micro businesses and SMES’s and best practice for balancing the off the job training requirement for apprentices