ACCREDITATION IS A QUALITY CERTIFICATION
ECU was incorporated in the second millennium 2005 on the foundation of visionary and forward thinking Knowledge Academician, Professor Emeritus Ralph Thomas’s Doctoral Thesis. His mission is to give prominence to Hands on Work Learning Knowledge, equal recognition and acceptance as Academic Qualifications. With this believe, he wishes to state here that, accreditation is simply clarification, who seeks to know the validity of the awarding institution. Therefore, ECU was formed legitimately by State Secretary of State of Delaware, USA. At the time of formation, the Founder considered the challenge of accreditation as a priority and he made it very clear by giving the assurance of partnership with UK Two educational institutions known as 1981 incorporated UK Professional Body, The Corporation of Executives and Administrators (CEA) and 1996 formed Professional Assessment Establishment UK Commission for Consistent Learning (UK-CCL). These two affiliation is to confirm the Quality Professional Knowledge Assessment Procedure that, every applicant should follow on a compulsory to earn ECU’s appropriate Knowledge Awards.
ECU’s mission is to support in elevating every matured hands on working person, who did not follow the traditional class room learning to gain a worthy and reputed Professional Knowledge Qualifications. The Founder found this unique demand and converted his academical achievement in forming this Non Academic Open Distance Knowledge Learning Private University, as mentioned above by working alongside with a 1981 formed UK Professional Body, The Corporation of Executives and Administrators (CEA), as well as the UK Commission for Consistent Learning (UK-CCL) to gain the appropriate quality assessment to ascertain the accreditation for their respective out of the box thinking Lifelong Learning Professional Knowledge Qualifications. Once again, we confirm that, this noteworthy concept was made possible for ECU to Incorporate as a Non-Domicile Open Distance Lifelong Learning Knowledge university in the State of Delaware, USA by the State Secretary. Clearly stating the aims and objectives in their memorandum of article, as it is a constitutional practice of Professional Quality Management Standards (PQMS) for their assessment and verification.
ECU, by emphasising their principle methodology of PQMS as well as disclosing the assessing and verification procedures, feel external accreditation is not such an important factor. ECU’s decision to confer to matured working persons comes from the desire from an individual seeking accreditation to show to prospective Employers and Business Society. ECU’s assessment and verification are performed to the International Professional Quality Standard of ISO 9001:2008 which are carried out though UK-Commission for Consistent Learning’s (UK-CCL) methodology. The founder carried out extensive research and understood why the United States of America did not make the accreditation as a legal compulsion for Non-Campus Universities which are incorporated in USA. Professional Knowledge Qualifications is an ongoing learning and experience based concept.
People seek to know the level of accreditation because they wish to know the creditability and legitimacy of the university. This concern has been rectified by the disclosure of formation documents of the ECU. Another reason for governmental recognition is to obtain grants to pay off the tuitions fees. Another key factor that directly affects the accreditation is the immense cost and that should be passed onto the applicants. If any awarding institutions follow the traditional quality standard methodology procedure for their awarding policies, the accreditation is not essential. ECU’s Board of Governors and Trustees had taken this into consideration on a serious note for not seeking the traditional accreditations. Furthermore, ECU’s target applicant is matured working individuals and as a mandatory verification policy, every applicant must attend a minimum of three verbal consultations to determine their respective Professional Knowledge Award from ECU.
This option gives the applicant follow assessment and verification procedure from the comfort of one's home or office makes it the most viable option for working adults to pursue or continue their professional career development and learning. It's also the best choice for working adults who cannot learn full-time in a traditional, campus-based college or university can take up the Professional Knowledge Learning from ECU to enhance their professional status.
ECU’s Executive Board of Trustees and Governors wish to make it clear to everyone concerned that before applying for any Professional Knowledge Qualifications, they must have in their mind some underlying facts about Non-Campus Professional Knowledge Lifelong Hands on Learning concept and how it can help them to enhance their respective professional image and career success. It is made known to every person concerned that Non-Campus Distance Learning universities do not have a traditional campus or classroom environment but can learn from anywhere, using the latest technology facilities in learning, assessing and verification for the said professional knowledge qualifications. This option of ECU motivates many working professionals and organizations to embrace non-traditional methods to improve their career prospects.
The above factors influenced ECU’s Executive Board of Trustees and Governors not to follow in seeking the traditional route of accreditation, but instead it made them to seek the appreciation and accreditation from Employers, Business Organisations Forums and from individual academics who have completed their traditional learning to accept this recognition of Lifelong Work Learning Knowledge Qualifications as a creditworthy appreciation for the Work Experiences Accomplished. Furthermore, ECU’s awards validity comes up with UK Professional Body Consortium of Entrepreneurial Administrators (CEA) Eminent Certified Membership and Assessing and Verifying Equivalency Certification from UK-Commission for Consistent Learning(UK-CCL). These are the objectives of the founders of the European Continental University of Delaware, USA.