PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NEVER ENDS WITH ECU!
THE FOUNDERS OF ECU BELIEVE THAT, IT IS NOT MORALLY WRONG TO PLACE EMPHASISE KNOWLEDGE LEARNING THAT IS ALREADY IN EXISTENCE WITHIN A LICENSED WORKING INDIVIDUAL. THIS SHOULD BE RECOGNISED ANDCONFERRED WITH APPROPRIATE AWARD!
ECU’S LEGAL STATUS
European Continental University holds a certificate of incorporation and good standing statement after 10 years operation from the State Secretary of Government of Delaware with the registration number of 02254641 with the Authentication number 3914155 dated 05-31-05. This was certified under the Convention de La Hayed u 5 October 1961 with registry number 0254641 on the 31-05-2005. Under common law precedent concerning university title and conducting theappropriate awarding scheme on the understanding as a Professional Knowledge University. ECU is legally permitted to conduct all activities properly to an international, private institution of postsecondary professional knowledge education, including the conferral of professional knowledge degrees up to the doctoral level, in any jurisdiction that permits this activity. ECU operates its incorporated office, in the State of Delaware, USA, the International Coordinating Administrative office in Great Britain managed and operated by UK-Commission for Consistent Learning (UK-CCL), who are the Founder Trustees and Assessors and Verifiers for all ECU’s awards. UK-CCL supervises the International Business Development offices in respective countries approved by the Executive Board of Governors. ECU wishes to state that under the statute governing its incorporation, it does not offer professional educational activities within the State of Delaware, USA as the corporation is a non-domicile. ECU makes no representations concerning the acceptance of its Professional Knowledge Degrees neither in the United States of America nor in United Kingdom. As stated above ECU awards are conferred under foreign degree-granting authority in the form of its corporate charter from the office of State Secretary of Delaware, USA.
ECU IS A NON-ORTHODOX INTERNATIONAL OPEN PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE UNIVERSITY FOR THIRD MILLENNIUM!!!
ECU IS NOT A VIRTUAL BUT A HANDS ON LEARNING ACADEMY PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE UNIVERSITY
AS IT IS A WORK ORIENTATED OPEN PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE UNIVERSITY.
ECU’S ASSESSMENT ARE TO THE STANDARD OF ISO 9001: 2008 WHICH IS CERTIFIED BY UK-CCL’S
WHO PERFORM THEIR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TO PQMS 5001:2005!
ECU’S MISSION, VISION AND PHILOSOPHY MUST BE UNDERSTOOD BEFORE CONCLUDING!
The Founder being a forward thinking visionary individual has dedicated himself since the latter part of 1996 to developing a certification option for matured work experienced individuals, who has no paper qualification but has tremendous work experience as a Licensed Working person. This unique methodology was a result of the founder putting together his own life achievement path of practical hands on learning and came about in offering “Knowledge Orientated Professional Degree Awards” with the assistance of UK Institutions The Corporation of Executives & Administrators (CEA) and UK-Commission for Consistent Learning (UK-CCL) .
In today’s economical circumstance this concept will be a big boost to the licensed working individuals butunfortunately theDie-hard Academicians, who do not appreciate this Knowledge Based Qualificationand do not give much welcome to recognise or to endorse this very concept as it could lead to a moratorium on traditional education. Due to this fact, the mission of European Continental University (ECU) is an uphill task to make it acceptable by the orthodox academicians. After ten years of operation, currently, wiser academicians are joining hands with the Founder taking up this challenge of recognition for Non Academic Matured Working individuals on a positive note in promoting these practical Professional Knowledge Degrees to veteran business men and women internationally. As every employer is seeking for work experience as a priority with the academic qualifications.
As it is made clear from day one that, ECU’s formation is a Non-Orthodox, Non-Governmental; Non Profit, Independent Global Professional Knowledge University without boundaries, which was incorporated as a Private Corporation and Licensed in the State of Delaware, USA with the understanding to facilitate Knowledge Oriented Professional Degree Qualifications under the written Constitutional Memorandum of Article. This is to serve the world’s busy working population through a highly innovative methodology for a Professional Knowledge Degree Qualification. ECU Board of Governors firmly believe that their concept is the genuine alternative to the traditional universities.ECU has an outlook that is fundamentally different from that of many mainstream universities.
With that objective, the Incorporation of their Constitution with the approval of State Secretary of Government of Delaware with the registration number of 02254641, with the Authentication number 3914155 dated 05-31-05. This was certified under the Convention de La Haye du 5 October 1961 with registry number 0254641 on the 31-05-2005. This is to offer the third millennium with an individualized model of professional knowledge qualifications based on real-world values that are directly relevant to your working life and aspirations’, creating a uniquely forward-looking hands on professional in today’s economy. This is the dedicated ethos of the founder and visionary Prof. Ralph Thomas of Great Britain.
ECU is strongly devoted to the development of hands on work orientated Professional Knowledge Qualifications, thereby it delivers its awards by using highly flexible learning methods anchored firmly in historic and legal standards. ECU grants its professional knowledge degrees by virtue of historic common law guidelines deriving from its incorporation. It is not under the control or funding of any governmental ministry of education and it does not seek any external body endorsement, as it has been incorporated legitimately as a University. ECU is truly “A Private Sector University and seeks Employers and Businesses of the Private Sector to recognise their conferred candidate, as everyone has gained their qualification truly”. ECU seeks for the unique opportunity to work alongsideforward thinking working professionals and independent scholars who are committed to the highly rewarding professional knowledge hands on working qualification as the pathway to be elevated to become a qualified and accepted professional.
The European Continental University’s development derived from UK Non-Charted Professional Bodythe Corporation of Executives Administrators (CEA) and took shape in the year of 2005. Recently ECU underwent a considerable process of improvement and changes, culminating in the adoption of the Knowledge University concept in late 2008 and the formal launch of the new online presence for ECU in January 2010.ECU’s Executive Board of Governors emphasises to their entire prospective candidate at the outset that, ECU awards are not Orthodox but instead a unique Professional Knowledge Degree Qualification. If anyone seeks a well-recognised degree, then our concept is not what he/she is looking. There are multitudes of educational institutions, governmental and private which offer numerous Orthodox Academic Degree Qualifications which are freely available worldwide, but they are very expensive and tutorial class room attendance is essential.
ECU focuses on particularly accommodating the mature, experienced working candidates who are seeking to capitalize their professional work competencies in converting them into a Professional Knowledge Degree Qualification. In the business environment, many working individuals are returning to learning as they want to enhance their career prospects for their personal benefits. Either way, they will find ECU is different as it is highly efficient with the necessary expertise in helping to achieve their respective goals. ECU offers the flexibilities of learning to their candidates from start to finish and the opportunity in working at their own pace of learning with no unnecessary bureaucracy.
ECU does focus on offering a pathway to Professional Certification for those who can neither afford the cost nor the time in pursuing the traditional method of achieving educational success. ECU’s main target in supporting the working individuals who already possess a proven track record, and are successful in their chosen careersnut are seeking for a valuable and legitimate recognition. Some of these individuals may be able to afford the cost of education, but they cannot afford the time as they are full time employed. Some may be able to avail the time, but they are unable to meet the cost. To meet this demand, ECU is the way forward as it is a flexible learning scheme to meet anyone’s requirements. ECU along with their Independent Assessors Examiners and Verifiers UK-Commission for Consistent Learning (UK-CCL) are offering the opportunity to give a Quality Management Standard Professional Certification which is to the ISO 9001:2008. ECU’s Professional Knowledge Qualifications are conferred to any candidates in their respective fields’ of employment, based on the proven track record. This is not a road to orthodox qualifications in the traditional sense. This is a pathway to a Practical Professional Knowledge Certification for those who are already in employment. This is not a replacement or substitute or an alternative to orthodox traditional qualifications.
The Founder and his Board of Professional Academicians emphasise that, ECU qualifications have to be earned and are not simply given. Therefore, every candidate has to follow the rigid assessment procedures laid out by UK-CCL to achieve their respective qualifications. Every person goes to University to earn appropriate KNOWLEDGE QUALIFICATIONSafter their lengthy studying. But what ECU does is the same in conferring their Knowledge Qualification for Licensed Working Individuals in their respective area of employment.
ECU’s Mission and Visionis a revolutionary concept and worldwide recognition will come in the near future. However, some individual companies have given their endorsement and support of this Professional Knowledge Certification by offering promotion and job opportunities for those who hold the ECU awards. ECU wish to be portrayed as a Professional Knowledge University with a different viewpoint from all the orthodox traditional academic educational institutions. Most remarkably, where other universities are structured to meet the needs of government or the educational establishment, ECU focuses on the individual to build the values of a holistic and humanistic philosophy that creates the diversity and potential of practical approach. The ECU Board of Governors drew on expertise from the public and private sectors provision, as well as international business, and developed a distinctive and refreshingly different philosophy that is designed to empower individuals and is also an endorsement for life.
The ECU founder derived with this philosophy of understanding as an alternative and innovative programme for the matured working individuals with the same principles as the elementary and secondary departments at Harvard’s School of Education and the Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education which was founded in the United States in 1964. These innovative concepts led to the vision “University Without Walls” and the creation of numerous non-traditional universities centred in California and other States and quality standard universities are still continuing in existence today. ECU is one of them.
ECU offers no guarantee as to a minimum time limit, nor does it offer its Professional Knowledge Degree Awards without full evidence of professional learning attainment with work experience. Failure to meet the required standard of credit units will result in the applicant being required to follow considerable additional learning by attending workshops or seminars. In following this administrative procedure for ennoblement of candidates, the ECU ensures that its Professional Knowledge Degrees represent credible Professional Quality Management Standards (PQMS) of achievement. ECU is one of the few legitimate professional higher educational institutions in the globe today that offers this type of genuine non-traditional pathway to earn a Work Experienced Professional Knowledge Degree Qualification. As a result, ECU qualifications will benefit every person’s career pathway immensely. At ECU, Learning Plans are tailored to the needs of a working individual. Many private sector employers are enthusiastic about this methodology of a Non-Orthodox Professional Knowledge Degree from a legitimate private, independent non-traditional knowledge university. ECU wishes to advise that to check in advance to ensure that the Professional Knowledge Degree from ECU will meet their individual desires and needs before the enrolment. The ECU endorsement is An Exceptional AMERICAN - EURO TRICO Endorsed Professional Knowledge Degree Qualification, which gives advantage for busy working professionals. ECU Learning Programmes are facilitated internationally by elected LEARNING ACADEMIES. This is to offer opportunities to professionals to gain a gratifying qualification in their own country and work place. ECU’s main emphasis is to confer an acceptable and reputable Professional Knowledge Learning Degree.
WHY SEEK OUT FOR EUROPEAN CONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS?
ECU’s core value is to give prominence to their candidates and put them in the driving seat and the university to be the facilitator, rather than to be a bureaucratic and impeding authority. This vision is to be part of the next generation of learners, moving beyond artificially-imposed boundaries to a point where learning is recognised wherever and whenever it has taken place. It is above all, a chance to revitalize the concept of Orthodox Universities to meet the challenges facing our global working society for future years. ECU’s Knowledge Orientated Professional Degrees are evidence of an individual’s own achievement confirmation, rather than theory. The importance of ECU’s Professional Knowledge Degree is to give the opportunity to experienced executives - not to lose out to the inexperienced younger academic generation but instead to overtake them, not because of their lack of knowledge or competencies, but because not having that crucial piece of paper - the degree - that the current employers are giving priority when giving jobs or promotions. In today’s realistic economic condition, although many have been in their respective employment for many years without problems, their progress is stagnated due to the fact of not holding a paper endorsement of degree certification. This not only has given them a deadline for their promotion but has also gone to the extent of losing their career path. Therefore, ECU is the alternative pathway to compensate this potential loss. ECU’s Founder and Visionary Prof. Ralph Thomas wishes to emphasise that, ECU professional knowledge qualifications are not to be considered a quick fix solution to resolve the gap in academic qualifications or to become a quick millionaire, rather ECU offers recognition to the busy long standing work experienced individuals an opportunity in elevating their status in the working place with the appropriate professional certifications.
ECU’s Board of Governors wishes to bring to the attention of a publication released by a special author Mr. David Hapgood in 1970s under the heading of “Diplomaism". He stated very clearly the following; "We are well on our way to repealing the American dream of individual accomplishment and replacing it with a system in which the diploma is the measure of a man, a diploma which bears relation to performance. The career market is closing its doors to those without degrees. In a system run by diplomas; all avenues to personal advancement are blocked except one: The school that gives the working diploma." [Source: David Hapgood: "Diplomaism", New York, Donald W. Brown Inc., 1971, p 9-10].
ECU WISHES TO BE KNOWN AND ACKNOWLEDGED AS ONE OF THE RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL ATTRIBUTED
OPEN PROFESSIONAL PRIVATE KNOWLEDGE UNIVERSITIES!
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF ACCREDITATION?
The important accreditation for ECU is the incorporation certification from the State Secretary of Government of Delaware, USA added to this, the ECU holds the affirmation certification from the State Secretary of Government of Delaware, USA with the Convention de La Hayed u 5 October 1961 with registry number 0254641 on the 31-05-2005. Furthermore ECU hold accreditation from UK-Commission for Consistent Learning (UK-CCL) which is a Professional Educational Institution as firm with standardisation of ISO 9001:2008 Certification who is the ECU’s Assessors, Examiners and Verifiers. Furthermore ECU qualification has the UK-CCL’s Professional Quality management Standards (PQMS). Along with ECU awards as one of UK’s Non Charted Professional Bodies the Corporation of Executives &Administrators (CEA), sister institution the Consortium of Entrepreneurial Administrators for Professional Development (CEAPD) Eminent Certified Membership. Since 2011, ECU became institutional member of International Accreditation Organisation (IAO), American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA), US Distributive Learning Association (USDLA), California University FCE, The Human Resource Management Institute recognized by U.S. Government and many more to come.
Therefore, by understanding the above statement of accreditation it is an explicit explanation to any individual’s concern. The ECU Board of Governors will pursue with further accreditation as and when possible. ECU’s perception is to get recognition from the Business Organisations and Employers internationally to ensure the importance and creditability for the ECU candidates to enhance their career prospectus.
Predictable future needs and intentions as far as using Professional Knowledge Degree is a prime concern that depends on the recognition of policies, which every institution holding in relation to accreditation. While a particular form of accreditation may be acceptable in some circumstances, in others it may not. Except where a given institution publishes rules as to its policy on this area, it is not possible to issue general guidelines, still guidelines that are appropriate in every situation and to every country. It is the responsibility of the individual to verify before enrolment and to make sure that recent and potential employers and any other authority whose approval is important for the accreditation status of ECU will ensure that the ECU award is appropriate for their requirements.
ECU cannot undertake to make these enquiries for any individual or makes no representation as to the acceptance of its Professional Knowledge Degrees by third parties except where a formal written agreement between the ECU and the third party in question is in force. As assured above ECU’s main ethos is to seek the business and employers’ endorsement, rather than traditional educational approval. ECU principally is a Professional Knowledge Degree awarding private university serving work experienced adults; most of our candidates are already licensed professionals at the time of their enrolment.
ECU’s learning schemes are designed for a world-wide audience, and therefore are not written to meet any specific licensing requirements in any particular state or country. It would be impossible for any professional university to meet all licensing requirements for every state, every province and every nation. Those considering a professional learning degree for licensing purposes are directed to carry out local enquiries in their own country concerning such matters by contacting whichever local bodies the applicant deems relevant to his or her purpose. Please be aware and remember that European Continental University is not higher education accredited or licensed by an agency recognised by the federal government of the United States of America. But ECU wishes to state that in the United States of America, many federal state and private organisations require candidates to hold U.S.-accredited degrees in these situations it is the responsibility of the individual concerned to establish whether a foreign degree will be an acceptable alternative. ECU makes no representations concerning the acceptance of its Professional Knowledge Degrees in the United States of America. ECU wants to give a note of caution in relation to professional licensing and transfer of credit, and this should be done by all universities. The transfer of credit from one university to another is always at the discretion of the receiving university and generally depends on compatibility of accreditation. Again, applicants who wish to seek transfer credit must establish through prior enquiry with the university concerned that they will accept transfer credit from ECU.
ECU believes strongly in their standards of assessment and quality of delivery and therefore does not make any representations as to the transfer of credit of its qualifications. As ECU’s qualifications are to the Professional High Quality Standards of any Non-Orthodox university. For the general understanding that, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) based in Chicago, The American Council on Education, the University of the State of New York and other international educational agencies including United Kingdom’s Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme (CATS) have established and published comprehensive guidelines for converting prior learning and work experience into academic credit. It is estimated that over 2,000 colleges and universities worldwide now follow these and other guidelines, or have adapted them to meet their own needs and situations. ECU being a Non-Orthodox Professional Knowledge University has its own policy on Credit Transfers. ECU addresses the needs and importance of adult learners and is part of a strategy to widen access to professional qualifications for all learners. It can provide a structure that will attract working adults who would otherwise remain outside the life of a Professional Educational Establishment."
ECU is structured in a manner to meet the needs of today’s Economic Business Age. ECU’s concept of facilitation is based on a practical learning and oral assessment methodology to effectively blend and create a flexible technique with the excellent opportunity to create highly motivated working professionals. ECU hereby gives notice to all prospective candidates, who wish to enhance their understanding of expertise via work experience to a recognisable and acceptable Professional Knowledge Degree Qualification, to enrol now without any hesitation. This is an opportunity to enhance the individual’s Career Prospects and Image in the International Business World of today.
ECU ADAPTS A TRICO CONCEPT
Step One: -
The Candidates have to follow the learning path schemes, namely the Accreditation of Career Progress Development (ACPD) or Affirmation of Prior Learning and Experience (APEL). (Methodology:-Assignments, Project Work, Workshops, Seminar or Oral Examination Scheme). These are schemes that stimulate candidates differently from other traditional orthodox universities. The candidates will have to satisfy the requisites before they are deemed to have passed or attained completion of the ECU’s learning programmes. The learning programmes of the ECU are a dual process and candidates are also measured to see if they qualify for the Consortium of Entrepreneurial Administrators for Professional Development (CEAPD) Eminent Certified Membership. This takes the candidates to step two.
Step Two: -
If the candidate wishes to take the route to follow the ECU learning programme, he/she will enrol for a dual programme which is jointly offered by the ECU and the CEAPD. The strength of the ECU learning programme, where the UK is concerned, is that a long established UK professional educational institution is jointly monitoring the progress of the candidate. The candidate has to satisfy this dual monitoring concept as the candidate will receive the CEAPD Eminent Membership along with ECU Professional Knowledge degree Qualification. This joint monitoring method will raise the ECU qualification to a professional standard more than even a traditional route due to this dual process. The CEAPD is a unique international professional body incorporated in Great Britain as a non- profit quasi charity professional body. To learn more information about CEAPD, visit the website (www.ukceapd.org). Upon the successful completion of this dual process, candidate’s results are forwarded to an independent assessment organisation, which brings into focus step three.
Step Three: -
ECU candidates are assessed, examined and verified by UK-Commission for Consistent learning (UK-CCL). This gives the ECU candidate the privilege of obtaining an Equivalency Certification issued by UK-CCL and this additional confirmation will strengthen the ECU award of Professional Quality Management Standards. As UK-CCL is an ISO 9001:2008 approved professional educational institution of Great Britain. To find out more about UK-CCL, visit the website (www.uk-ccl.institiute)