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The Queensland University of Technology receives the EOCCS certification

We are delighted to announce that the course Leadership Coaching Through Turbulent Times: Playing with eFIREran by the Queensland University of Technology in a strategic partnership with FutureLearn has been awarded the EOCCS certification.

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, has been delivering online blended delivery programmes for over ten years. The institution has a range of offerings from certificates through to an entire online MBA programme. QUT partners with external providers, including the FutureLearn platform, to deliver online courses.

The certified course is targeted at professional learners, from across the world, looking for advancement or changes in their careers. It aims to upskill professionals and give them access to case studies while allowing their ‘real-life’ experience to enrich their online learning journey.

Keith Pond, Director, EOCCS, congratulated the school by saying: “We are happy to see the course Leadership Coaching Through Turbulent Times: Playing with eFIREin the pool of EOCCS certified courses. QUT joined forces together with FutureLearn to create a coherent educational journey and deliver a high-quality learning experience. The use of a story to engage the learner around coaching is well suited to the content. The requirement to apply the theory in the learner’s own context adds further value and meaning to the course.”

Robina Xavier, Executive dean, QUT Business School, Australia, commented: “We are delighted to receive certification for our MOOC “Leadership Coaching Through Turbulent Times: Playing with eFIRE”. We are honoured to host (with FutureLearn) the first EOCCS accredited course in Australia. We firmly believe that the rigorous review process promoted by EFMD supports a depth of self-reflection that ensures high-quality course delivery.”

Nigel Smith, MD for Courses and Learning at FutureLearn, said: “We are delighted that the highly engaging QUT leadership coaching course has been recognised by EOCCS for the strength and quality of its content, and its commitment to improving learners’ leadership techniques. Through this partnership, we are proud to offer our learners courses that continue to give professionals around the world the opportunity to adapt and hone their skills in the ever-changing world of work.”

EOCCS – EFMD Online Course Certification System – provides an international quality benchmark in diverse education landscapes whereby digital technology is applied to teaching and learning. EOCCS gives online courses within universities, business schools, corporate learning organisations and public agencies a top international quality benchmark in the online learning landscape, strengthening not only their market positioning but also allowing for critical self-reflection and peer assessment.

The system is open to any institution delivering online business and/or management-related courses that are stand-alone or constitute part of a certificate or a programme.

Being certified by EOCCS makes you a part of a vibrant learning and networking community which meets annually at the EOCCS Learning Community Symposium and throughout the year, shares good practice in its virtual community of practice.

EOCCS has currently 101 certified courses from 21 institutions in 12 countries.

If you would like further information or are interested in certifying your online course, please visit the EOCCS website or contact

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