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Company History

2014
ECCTIS Ltd awarded new contract to manage the UK NARIC contract. UK NARIC now operates on a not-for-profit basis.

2013
Re-awarded tender to operate the UK NARIC service. UK NCP and ECVET Centre for England also incorporated into service provision.

2011
ECCTIS Ltd awarded contract to run the ECVET (European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training) Centre for England.
Contract to run UK ReferNet service awarded to ECCTIS Ltd.

December 2008
ECCTIS Ltd awarded contract to manage the National Contact Point for Professional Qualifications in the UK (UK NCP) operating under contract to the Department of Innovation Universities and Skills (DIUS).

January 2008
Department for Education and Skills and Department of Work and Pensions re-award ECCTIS Ltd the contract to manage and run the UK’s National Europass Centre until 2013.

2007
Awarded contract to administer the Certificate of Experience (CertEx) scheme.
Department for Education and Skills re-awarded in the management of the UK NARIC contract to ECCTIS Ltd for a further 6 years.

Early 2004
ECCTIS Ltd was awarded the management of the National Europass Centre for the UK (UK NEC) for coordination, management and promotion of all UK activities related to Europass and its documents.

April 2001
ECCTIS Ltd was awarded the management of the National Reference Point for Vocational Qualifications (UK NRP) operated under the contract to the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).

April 2000
The DfES re-awarded in the management of the UK NARIC contract to ECCTIS Ltd for a further 6 years.

April 1997
ECCTIS Ltd took over the management of the UK NARIC operated under the contract to the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).

Late 1995
A total of 4,800 access points were achieved and ECCTIS Ltd paid its first royalty to the Government from subscription revenue.

Early 1994
The then Department for Education recognised the progress of ECCTIS Ltd by awarding a 10 year unfunded contract for the continuing management of ECCTIS Ltd.

1990 - 1994
From 1990, ECCTIS Ltd held a funded contract with the then Secretary of State for Education and Science. Prior to 1990 the Open University had held the ECCTIS Ltd contract which was 100% funded by the Government.

The remit for ECCTIS Ltd for 1990-1994 was to establish ECCTIS Ltd as a self-funding service, to progress its quality and develop its use by all who could potentially benefit. In 1990 ECCTIS Ltd was 70% funded by Government, by the end of 1994 ECCTIS Ltd was operating as a full self-funding service, serving over 750,000 students at 4,300 CD-ROM access points.

1989
ECCTIS Ltd Limited was formed when it successfully competed in a closed tendering exercise for the ECCTIS Ltd contract.

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