London Centre of Marketing (LCM), a UK based International Awarding Organisation owned by London Centre of Marketing Ltd and its trademark registered with UK Intellectual Property Office (Trade Mark Application Number UK00003096316), iscommitted to providing certifications and awards under the remit of Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The latter is UK’s national credit transfer system for education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Working in close partnership with big-ticket commercial enterprise, various governments, score of education providers and a diverse international development agencies, LCM strictly operates within the provision QCF, the national framework referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The EQF is a meta-framework intended as a reference so that qualifications in nation frameworks such as the QCF are understood across member states.LCM has given its due consideration to understand the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) that acts as a translation device to make national qualifications more readable across Europe, promoting workers’ and learners’ mobility between countries and facilitating their lifelong learning.
LCM also understands the core of the EQF and thus allows it to reflect on its qualification structure translating into eight reference levels describing what a learner knows, understands and is able to do – ‘learning outcomes’. Levels of national qualifications,thus, are placed at one of the central reference levels, ranging from basic (Level 1) to advanced (Level 8). LCM, as per QCF and EQF guidelines, paves the way for a much easier comparison between national qualifications thus allowing learners to avoid repeating their learning if they move to another country.
LCM has based its qualifications on a framework which appropriates credit value (where one credit represents 10 hours of learning time) in accordance to a particular certification:
- awards (1 to 12 credits)
- certificates (13 to 36 credits)
- diplomas (37 credits or more)
Recognising the fact that a qualification needs to be recognized as part of either the following frameworks — SCQF (Scotland), QCFW (Wales) and England’s Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and transferable between programs, institutions and occupations — LCM has deliberated on the process of accreditation, thus subjecting itself to the scrutiny under the government-appointed statutory education bodies.These government-appointed statutory education bodies include the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in England, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland, and the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority (DELLS) in Wales.
London Centre of Marketing follows an Ethical Code of Conduct and is committed to equalityof opportunity and seeks to prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief, gender, disability, age, marital status, family circumstances,citizenship, social and economic status, or any other individual differences. Emphasis is placed on promoting practices and procedures which eliminate discrimination in all forms, whether direct or indirect.