The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is registered with and recognised by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the national accreditation and external quality assurance body for higher education, as a University College. Registration and recognition mean that UCC is accredited to offer academic, vocational, technical, and professional programmes and to confer awards ranging from certificates through to the graduate level. The University focuses primarily on teaching and the transmission of knowledge, supported by research, professional and community service.
Registration with the University Council of Jamaica speaks to a rigorous and continuous internal quality assurance system and framework that will assure our institution, our students and other stakeholders that awards given in UCC’s name satisfy best practice international standards, and that students have appropriate opportunities within an enabling environment to meet those standards. The institution will be ever mindful that policies, procedures, systems, structures and infrastructure within UCC adequately support the delivery of courses and programmes, including through the online and blended modes of delivery.
UCC is in the process of seeking Institutional Accreditation from the UCJ, as well as a University Charter from the Government of Jamaica. The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean has been granted initial Candidacy Status for Institutional Accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).
In turn, the UCC is the only institution that is registered with and recognized by the University of London,which is accredited by the United Kingdom’s Quality Assurance Agency, to offer the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law, the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and the Master of Laws (LLM) degree programmes in Jamaica. UCC also offers several graduate degree programmes in partnership with Florida International University, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in the United States of America, as well as by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).
In general, registration, recognition and especially accreditation reassures students and other stakeholders that the University represents a good choice, and that enrolled students will be provided with professional teaching, a positive learning experience, and will have the opportunity to earn valuable qualifications.
UCC has also been designated as the sole provider of Fortinet Internet Security Training within Jamaica.