RECOGNITION / ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING FORM
We will recognise and give you credit for courses you have studied elsewhere. This is known as accreditation/recognition of prior learning (APL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) in which credit is awarded for learning and capabilities gained through your experiences in a work, voluntary, home or leisure environment. A wide range of life experiences could provide appropriate learning opportunities, although it is the ability to state and demonstrate your learning, rather than simply having had the experience that is the basis for credit. Since this learning will not have been previously assessed, a claim for APEL credit involves the submission of piece of work (such as a report or portfolio) which is assessed by the University. Applying for APEL credit involves an initial agreement about the learning and how it is to be demonstrated followed by the submission of the work itself by an agreed deadline. To make a successful claim for APEL the learning you have achieved must be at the same level as the learning you would have been expected to achieve as part of your programme of study.
We will recognise the following
• Your past certified professional training
• Courses attended at other educational institutes
• Credit awarded by other higher education institutes
• Working experience (references may be required)
Please note the accreditation of prior learning will be at the discretion of the centre and all the relevant standards will be from awarding bodies will be used to assess that.
Qualifications or Certificates
We will recognise learning that you have gained through experience; this is because as every practitioner knows your expertise and skills gained through experience are often not reflected in your formal qualifications. When we give you credit for your past experience it is known as accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).