APL Clinic

Make Your Learning Count : The Wonders of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for students on the WBIS Programme - undergraduate or postgraduate

Most students have learning experience in some form. 

Come along to this APL clinic (offered as a supplementary session, free of charge) to help you understand the flexibility of making your previous learning count towards academic credit.

APL can be in two forms:-

  1. Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) - where your previous learning might have led to the award of a formal qualification (known as certificated learning - the 'C' in APCL)
  2. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) - where your previous learning has not been recognised in the form of a certificate or credits (known as uncertificated learning).  In this type of APEL, you can gain academic credit for work experience, (known as experiential learning - the 'E' in APEL)

The purpose of coming along to the clinic is to help you identify what you might be able to claim, to help you in designing your claim, and advising on how many credits to claim towards your WBIS award.

You should bring any previous credit transcripts, certificates and/or project work evidence you have undertaken at work to the clinic (e.g. this may be in the form of articles, book chapters, leaflets, reports, teaching/presentation material, posters, etc. - that is your own work).

The clinic will be facilitated by Denise Meakin, Senior Lecturer, who is Deputy Framework Leader for the undergraduate and postgraduate WBIS programmes, and the WBIS Credit Officer. Denise has many years experience in facilitating and advising on APL matters