NOTION OF EXAMINATION & ASSESSMENT
UK-Commission for Consistent Learning (UK-CCL) has changed its vision and objectives to offer mature working candidates to obtain the Distinguish Entrepreneurial Work Knowledge Diplomas and Membership. UK-CCL has come about in replacing traditional three hours’ examination methodology into a Work Place Continuous Consistent Assessment (WPCCA) scheme, this is to take consideration of past and present work experience and hands on training by offering Credit Units, which will enable to obtain the appropriate grade of Professional Knowledge Diplomas and Entrepreneurial Membership. There is no time limit; therefore, busy working professionals have every opportunity to meet UK-CCL’s entry requirements. UK-CCL’s certified membership is also considered under the defined scheme of Affirmation for Prior Experience & Learning (APEL) or Accreditation for Career Progress Development (ACPD).
For those who do not meet the entry requirements, UK-CCL has introduced the “Skill Appreciation Scheme” or “Workshop and Seminar oriented awarding scheme” or can process his/her application via the Affiliate Grade Membership and attending oral examinations to determine their suitability in terms of membership. Upon successfully completing the ‘Skill Appreciation Scheme’ candidates may directly apply to the International Coordinating Centre for a form for the appropriate faculty membership of UK-CCL, provided they fulfil the other necessary requirements as to the eligibility for membership. Every applicant will have to undergo the Appraisal and Ability Test in order to acquire the UK-CCL’s Certified Membership.
The UK-CCL Distinguish Membership are offered under the specific criteria of Professional Quality Management Standards, therefore the Certified Membership of UK-CCL is considered under the defined scheme of Affirmation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) or Accreditation for Career Progress Development (ACPD). Under these two schemes, credits are given for prior learning and work experience. Those who have the required credit units will be advised on the membership level offered to them and if they need to attend any oral examination.
Those who do not qualify with enough credits will be channelled to follow Workshops and Seminars to acquire the necessary credit units of the certified membership for what they are seeking. This method of assessment is carried out by many international awarding institutions. Upon completion of these and the accumulation of further credits, they then can qualify for appropriate certified membership of UK-CCL.
Candidate appraisal is carried out initially, by assessing the detailed personal profile submitted by the candidate along with the supporting documentation. This will then be sent for approval to the nominated Assessors and Verifiers. They determine whether the candidate is eligible to obtain the UK-CCL Professional Knowledge Diploma Awards and Certified Award of Membership and to determine the appropriate membership level.
The assessors may come to the conclusion to carry out an individual ability test by way of an Oral Discussion with the candidate to ascertain and to clarify their suitability for the membership. This can take up to a maximum of 60 minutes. The Viva Examination is to ascertain the candidates’ overall knowledge of their experience. This is carried out by a qualified professional intellectual nominated by the Assessing Panel. It has been agreed by the UK-CCL’s Executive Board of Governors that failure to gain the necessary standard, will result in the nominated Assessor and Verifier to not recommend any candidate and it is also agreed that no candidate will be entertained to question the final decision made by the Assessor.
UK-CCL active and paid members are eligible to use UK-CCL’s designated letters after their names. Candidates must, at all times, prove, with confirmation, their status as a good standing member of society. i.e. he/she has not been found guilty of unlawful conduct. Disciplinary action will be taken if any member or registered person infringes UK-CCL’s professional and ethical guide. The same applies if any member is found guilty of any criminal offence by the state government.