University of the Commonwealth Caribbean

University of the Commonwealth Caribbean

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University of the Commonwealth Caribbean

University of the Commonwealth Caribbean

“Private accredited higher education”

Country of Origin:


Operational/Signed (Outlets)

  • Jamaica - (8)


  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • UK
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Caribbean
  • Africa
  • Asia

UCC is internationally accredited as a premier higher education institution by the UK-based Accreditation Services for International Colleges and Universities (ASIC)

All UCC academic programmes are also either fully accredited or in process of being accredited by Jamaica's Accreditation Body, the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).

UCC's history in the Caribbean will bring your campus location immediate visibility and credibility, throughout the wider Commonwealth region as well as other regions. Your UCC campus will be regarded as a world class tertiary educational institution, differentiated from others in the region in terms of the breadth of your course offerings, the quality of your faculty and the partnerships that UCC has developed with leading education, business and government organisations.

Another key to UCC's expansion strategy is a significant investment in state-of-the-art technology. This will facilitate innovation across the design and delivery of course content, and flexibility within the partnership opportunity. To help attract and retain students, UCC offers a number of scholarships and payment options.

The quality and accessibility of a UCC education is proven by a student retention rate of approximately 80 percent; a rate that is nearly 20 percent higher than most comparable educational institutions in the United States. And all of UCC's programme offerings are benchmarked against international standards, to ensure that your graduates will be able to compete in the fast-paced global marketplace.

Training & Support

The UCC business model is driven by the UCC's commitment to relationships at all levels, including students, educators, businesses and community partners. This same loyalty will extend you and your UCC location through support from a solid and extremely experienced management team, every step of the way. Our time-tested model has evolved over more than two decades and has replicated itself through multiple campus locations in Jamaica. This translates to an ability to support locations regionally & internationally.

All strategic partners will be invited to participate in a modular training programme at our Kingston campus headquarters, to ensure programme compliance, service quality and brand integrity. We will review admissions policies, student financing options, campus technologies, instructor recruitment/ training, the administration of examinations, student marketing strategies and more. Furthermore, regular online training will be provided to franchisees throughout the region & internationally.

Visits will be made to each campus on an ongoing basis, to review business plans, curriculum development and technology updates. And as questions arise during your ongoing operations, additional accessible remote support will always be available.

All digital journal subscriptions and e-resources secured for UCC Libraries will be available at every Campus locations, regionally & internationally, to ensure all UCC students have access to the best possible tools for research and learning.

As part of the UCC network, franchisees can leverage a range of established technology systems to support administrative processes and course delivery. This includes a student management system (Aerion), learning management system (Moodle) and document management system (OnBase).

All strategic partners will receive a comprehensive Operations Manual containing daily procedures, operational policies, business management tasks and essential forms for local school operations. This will prove to be an invaluable resource in ensuring best practices within your local campus or class offerings.

In particular, UCC anticipates significant growth of online programmes, across all campuses. When you join the UCC system, you can offer online courses that utilise a range of world-class technology-based teaching tools, including Adobe Connect, Smarthinking, Moodle, Aeorion, E-brary and others. This technology-based structure will allow you to effectively recruit and retain new students, and grow your programme or campus into a dynamic academic community.

Unique Business Proposition

  • The UCC expansion programme offers a variety of structural options to consider, including licenses, collaborations and joint ventures. And because the core course offerings are transferrable to other countries, the business model is not bound by particular geographic or temporal restrictions.
  • Most new campuses will take the form of fully-branded UCC institutions. However, an expansion opportunity within an existing educational institution can be achieved through using UCC as a sub-brand to complement your existing courses and materials.
  • UCC partners will also have flexibility for launching either a traditional institution with physical locations and face-to-face instruction and testing, or a web-based institution with internet supported instruction and testing, or hybrid institutions featuring elements of both modalities. Programmes can be initiated in existing, shared, or rented space. All of this will allow the education model to best respond to the education needs and space availability in desired or existing locations, and can even help to initiate operations with minimal financial outlay.

Investor Profile
If you are an entrepreneur with a passion for higher or post-secondary education, a business entity seeking new revenue-generating opportunities in the higher education sector, or an existing educational institution looking to enhance your current degree programmes, we would be delighted to hear from you.

International Licence Fee: Upon Application

PaulPaul Cairnie will be managing your enquiry.



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