Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is a process which allows you to gain academic credits from prior learning or experience outside of education.
With APL, we can assess and formally recognise learning which has taken place in the past. It may have been:
- Prior certificated learning (APCL) - Learning completed at another educational institution where qualifications and academic credits were achieved
- Prior experiential learning (APEL) - Achieved from experiences outside the formal education and training systems (e.g. work/ life experience), or via non credit bearing courses (e.g. in-house training)
The prior learning must be relevant to your course of study at the University of Cumbria and at the same academic level. If you are unsure about this, contact our APL team for advice.
Contact the APL Team
APL and Assessment Administrators
Admissions, Awards and Compliance
University of Cumbria
Lancaster. LA1 3JD
Phone: 01524 590856