Application for the Accreditation of Prior Experience or Learning (APEL)

Follow the instructions on the form below. Please note that applying for APEL is NOT free. There is a fee for this.  See here for more information about the process.

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Accreditation of Prior Learning Form
Guidance Notes (please read first)
Note: There is a fee which is payable for this service. Currently, this fee is €2000 if you wish to submit a portfolio on your own, or €5000 if you wish to work with a supervisor.

Section One: Applicant and External Award Information

Please complete the form with as much detail as possible about your prior learning. This will allow your prior learning to be assessed and help us to identify if any further information is required from you. If known, please indicate how much credit you think your prior learning can reasonably be used towards the Warnborough College program. Date of award – It is important than any prior learning is ‘current’, normally meaning completed within the last five years. If your learning was completed more than five years ago you may be required to provide additional information as evidence that you have remained up to date in the subject area; normally through a CV detailing recent work experience or through an additional learning outcome oriented assessment.Certificate – It is very important that you are able to supply a copy of the certificate or transcript received on completion of your prior learning. If you do not have the certificate for the prior learning, then please provide an explanation separately.

Section Two: Additional Evidence

Additional evidence may include, for example, a full C.V. to provide evidence of currency of subject knowledge, or a statement of how you have kept up-to-date through Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Also, please list here any supporting evidence you are attaching with the form i.e. copies of certificates. This is to ensure that those assessing the claim can be sure they have received all of the evidence provided.

Section Three: Mapping

Quick Checklist
Section One: Applicant and External Awards
Full Name
Program Name
Intended Start Date
A formal application for this program has already been submitted
Contact Telephone
External Award Details If you want to submit more than 3 awards, then upload a document showing everything in great detail.
Name of external awarding body, award and award date #1e.g. University of Sydney, Diploma in Business, June 2014
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Credits gained, and credits expected to be used at WCI #1
Add another award?
Name of external awarding body, award and award date #2e.g. University of Sydney, Diploma in Business, June 2014
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Credits gained, and credits expected to be used at WCI #215 credits, 10 credits
Add another award?
Name of external awarding body, award and award date #3e.g. University of Sydney, Diploma in Business, June 2014
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Credits gained, and credits expected to be used at WCI #315 credits; 10 credits
Remember: you should upload scans of your certificate(s) and/or transcript(s) below.
Section Two: Additional Evidence
You may (be asked to) provide additional evidence to strengthen your case. (For example, to provide evidence of continuing CPD through a resumé/CV or employer reference where your prior learning is older than five years). Please list below any additional evidence you will be uploading. Remember to detail any statements in support of your additional evidence.
List of additional evidence
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Section Three: Mapping
You should provide details of how the learning outcomes from your previous award map onto the learning outcomes of the Warnborough College award for which Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning is being sought. Please make reference to where in the syllabus or program specification for the external award the relevant learning outcomes can be found. This will enable the person assessing your claim to have a clear understanding of your prior learning. Use the following table to map the module learning outcomes. For APCL Evidence should be provided in the form of learning outcomes. Module descriptors, which include the aims, content and outcomes are available from the Registry, Program Director, or APL Advisor. Hours of theoretical study, course content, assignments and assessments with results must also be included as appropriate. For APEL In the case of prior experiential learning evidence must be submitted to support the case for eligibility for Negotiated Assessment. This should be in the form of learning outcomes. Module descriptors, which include the aims, content and outcomes are available from the Registry, Program Director, or APL Advisor. Submit/upload a document outlining the comparisons of learning outcomes using the examples below as a template:
Example 1: APL for certificated course
Certificated Award 2 years ago I completed an Institute of Management Certificate in Management. My certificate and a copy of the syllabus is attached.
Equates to I have covered the learning outcomes for the WCI modules of BU330 People Management and BU217 Budgeting & Cost Management.
Example 2: Prior Experiential Learning
Experience As an experienced Personnel Officer of fifteen years standing (see CV) I believe I have fulfilled the learning outcomes of the module in Conflict Management. I have detailed experience and evidence below which corresponds to the Learning outcomes.
Translates to a) Ability to provide good advice regarding rights, duties and obligations of the employment relationship. b) Understand the nature of conflict in employing organisations and the strategies available to manage the manifestations. c) How to employ negotiation techniques as a method of conflict resolution.
Additional Supporting Statements a) I have trained senior managers in the company to understand the employment relationship and I attach a programme of a training course showing that I am the presenter. b) I enclose (confidential material) a strategic plan I put forward to avert a strike a year ago and some minutes from regular meetings with the Union that I facilitate. I also attach some minutes from Personnel meetings specifically related to conflict situations. c) I believe that document ‘iii’ submitted as above and the minutes of 4th November 2013 show that I can employ negotiation techniques.
Evidence Uploads
Remember to label your files appropriately, or attach a document detailing how to interpret each upload.
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Declaration
I declare that all the information I have provided is accurate, honest, and can be verified. I understand that all decisions made by the Validation Committee is final and that the APL verification fee is non-refundable.
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