Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL)

About the course

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning or APEL is learning which has been achieved through experiences outside the formal education and training systems, normally associated with a working environment.

This can be assessed and recognised for an award of credit by the University. It is different from formal learning as it is often unstructured and can be more personal and individualised.

Study and Portfolio

The APEL short course involves 4 online workshops (usually held on a Saturday) and the presentation of an evidenced portfolio online which demonstrates your work.

You will study independently as the course is highly personalised but will have the guidance of an APEL Tutor and/or Subject specialist. This may be through group workshops or on a one-to-one basis.

In the portfolio, you will be asked to reflect on your learning and there will be a need for other forms of evidence too, even artefacts such as artwork.

Your portfolio will be assessed by the APEL Tutor and/or Subject specialist and also seen by a Moderator and an External Reviewer.

You will also need to attend for a Viva to discuss your learning.

Course fees

A one-off payment of £750 per delegate.

N.B. This cannot be paid via Student Finance England.

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