BPP Professional Education

Who we are

We partner with leading employers to make the most of their professional education spend, either through apprenticeship funding or allocated budget for professional qualifications, degree-level education or professional development.

We continually build on our experience, strong existing relationships and pedigree as a vocational, global training organisation to deliver relevant and timely professional education for your entire business.

As an organisation with over 40 years’ experience specialising in professional education and, since 2007, university degree programmes, we are the trusted partners of many organisations across the world. Our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of actuarial, accountancy, business and management, digital and technology, financial services, human resources, health and social care and law.

The structure of our education means we can cater for every level. Our programmes are designed to interconnect and complement each other - providing strong, well-planned career paths for every member of your team.

As an organisation with over 40 years’ experience
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We work with 80% of the FTSE 100 companies and include many disciplines and sectors within our scope including financial services, public and civil service, health and social care, industry and commerce, law and the professions. More than 60 UK and global law firms send their trainees exclusively to BPP University Law School and we also provide professional development for over 25,000 employees each year.

We have links with industry, professional bodies and the NHS. These have been carefully built over the years to help us serve our clients and trainees in the very best way we can.

Our tutors, most of whom have real-world practitioner experience, develop your people to have the practical skills and academic knowledge needed for success to give them a competitive edge that makes them stand out.

We have excellent global resources and networks, which means we can provide whatever you need, anywhere in the world. Much of this is possible through our blended teaching approach - delivering content face-to-face, online and in a classroom setting, including our award-winning virtual classrooms.

We work hard to stay one step ahead so we are in the very best position to take care of your workforce - now and far into the future.

links with industry, professional bodies and the NHS

Our mission

We provide unparalleled professional education solutions to develop every member of your team through innovation, understanding and inspiration.

We aim to:

  • Deliver excellence in professional education through our forward-thinking, progressive and innovative approach
  • Bridge the gap between education and the work environment – bringing theory and practice together
  • Inspire and challenge your people in a supportive learning environment, promoting confidence supported with knowledge

BPP's pedigree

The BPP Professional Education Group was founded over 40 years ago by Alan Brierley, Richard Price and Charles Prior in 1976 as Brierley Price Prior (BPP) to provide training to accountancy students. It has since gone on to become a global education provider delivering world-class professional apprenticeships, qualifications, degree programmes and professional development, as well as providing professional training materials which are studied in 186 countries.

The group delivers programmes across the world through innovative online learning platforms and established, local partners in the countries in which we operate. BPP University, part of the BPP Professional Education Group, is a distinct legal entity with its own degree-awarding powers approved by the UK Privy Council. The group has been structured to deliver programmes on many levels.

BPP Holdings Ltd has a number of subsidiary companies including BPP University Ltd; BPP Professional Education Ltd and BPP Learning Media Ltd. The BPP Group has helped thousands of professionals and employers achieve their respective goals in a variety of fields, including business, law, finance, health, tax and accountancy.

The BPP Group is a part of Apollo Education Group, a leading provider of higher education programmes for working adults with subsidiaries around the globe including University of PhoenixApollo GlobalCollege for Financial PlanningThe Iron Yard and Western International University.