Legal Status of OXCEL and European-American University

Nature of diploma/certification courses offered by OXCEL – The Oxford Centre for Leadership

‘OXCEL – The Oxford Centre for Leadership’, and ‘OXCEL’ are trading styles of and are under sole proprietorship of Professor John Kersey. The address of OXCEL is OXCEL – The Oxford Centre for Leadership, BM Box 5581, London WC1N 3XX, United Kingdom. In addition, a limited company,’OXCEL – The Oxford Centre for Leadership Ltd.’ is maintained for the sole purpose of the protection of OXCEL’s trading name. The company is dormant and has never traded.

OXCEL is a private United Kingdom certification body that is not within the UK state education system and cannot award degrees by law. The certification programme offered by OXCEL leads to diploma and/or certificate awards which are not degrees. In the United Kingdom, no governmental authority, recognition, licensing or accreditation is required for a private professional body to award its own diplomas or certificates and many such bodies do so. These awards are fully legal United Kingdom qualifications which are designed for independent professionals, most of whom work in the private sector and are seeking an award for professional and personal development.

The titles used by OXCEL’s diplomas are not regulated titles in the UK and there is no universally recognized standard for their content or length.

OXCEL Certifications have a history of acceptance within a wide range of business settings. However, all issues of acceptance and recognition are entirely the responsibility of the receiving party concerned. The prospective candidate should check with any third party from whom they might desire recognition to establish what their position will be before they enrol. OXCEL cannot undertake this process for enquirers.

Nature of degree courses offered by European-American University

European-American University makes overseas (non-UK) degree awards under several different legal authorities, including its registration as a private provider of higher education in France, its incorporation as a private international university in Panama, and its statutory authority as a religious degree-granting institution in Florida, USA (as European-American University and Theological Seminary). OXCEL diploma holders may, if they choose, become candidates for these awards.

Degree awards of European-American University are not intended to be the equivalent of United Kingdom qualifications for any purpose (not limited to career, professional or immigration purpose), although they are not necessarily of lesser standing. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to ensure that the credential they are seeking meets their present and anticipated future needs and to make enquiries of any third party from whom they might seek acceptance of their credential before enrolling.

By making application, the applicant confirms that they understand that all credentials granted by European-American University are granted on the overseas basis explained above.

The applicant further undertakes that he or she will not use any qualification awarded by the University in such a way as to create a misleading or incorrect impression that it is a United States, United Kingdom or European Union qualification, or the incorrect impression that the holder is medically qualified or of similar standing.

Mentoring, assessment and examination may be arranged by email. Mentors, assessors and examiners may hold degrees from non-UK universities which may or may not be accredited by a government-approved body.

In making application, the applicant understands that European-American University reserves the right to make all necessary changes to student programmes and mentoring arrangements at any time. Changes may be made to the jurisdiction or location of the University and to its accreditation arrangements at any time without notice.

Validation – dual degree scheme

Three government-accredited universities in Central America have entered into validation agreements with European-American University. Under the terms of the agreements, they have agreed to accept credits and degrees from the University for the purposes of further study or the award of a reciprocal degree. An additional fee is payable for the reciprocal degree. While the majority of the University’s programmes are eligible for this scheme, some (particularly certificates, diplomas and Associate’s degrees) are excluded. Details of the validating universities are as follows:

The Universidad Panamericana (UPA) has been accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) of the Ministry of Education, Costa Rica, since 7 December 1988.

The Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica (UNEM) has been accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) of the Ministry of Education, Costa Rica, since 5 November 1997.

The Universidad San Juan de la Cruz (USJDLC) has been accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) of the Ministry of Education, Costa Rica, since 29 April 1996.

The credentials awarded by the universities listed above, are not, and are not intended to be the equivalent of, United States, United Kingdom or European Union qualifications. The applicant further undertakes that he or she will not use any qualification awarded by these Universities in such a way as to create a misleading or incorrect impression that it is a United States, United Kingdom or European Union qualification, or the incorrect impression that the holder is medically qualified or of similar standing.

Comparability of academic titles and standards of OXCEL

OXCEL is a wholly independent and autonomous body maintaining its own academic standards. Even where its diploma or certificate titles may be the same or similar to those conferred by other institutions in other jurisdictions, OXCEL does not warrant any comparability of standards or requirements. Mapping to the published UNESCO ISCED (2011 edition) levels of education is provided on an advisory basis to assist in the comparability of awards. This reflects the judgement of OXCEL as to the level of its awards but is not the result of any external assessment. Officers and faculty of OXCEL may hold degrees or doctorates from non-UK universities, and these may or may not be accredited by a government-approved body.

Faculty, officers, not employees

No person holding an office such as tutor, director of studies, lecturer, mentor etc. is an employee of OXCEL. All persons providing academic or administrative services to OXCEL do so on a self-employed consultancy basis or through their own independent organizations.

Relationship to other institutions

OXCEL has no relationship, affiliation or association to any other institution, whether educational in nature or not, bearing the names “OXCEL”, “Oxford” or any other similar name.

Operations within certain countries

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