Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) CPPD
APEL or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning is a process that enables you to receive formal recognition for skills and knowledge you already possess that have not been previously assessed or awarded credit. If you chose to undertake the APEL module at the School of Health Sciences, your prior learning and professional experiences can be formally recognised and taken into account to gain entry to a higher education course in the School.
During the module you will engage in critical reflection on structured and unstructured professional experiences to evidence your prior learning.
APEL will be of particular value to you:
- If you do not have a diploma qualification or equivalent required for entry to a top-up undergraduate degree programme at the School of Health Sciences;
- If you have completed your professional education overseas, which is equivalent to a certificate in the UK, then APEL can help you demonstrate diploma level learning through reflection on past experiences; thus helping you gain entry into a top-up undergraduate degree programme;
- If you have completed one or more modules at degree level at the School of Health Sciences, City University London, or at another institution in the UK, and do not have a diploma level qualification, but wish to join a top-up undergraduate degree programme;
- If you wish study for a mentorship qualification (Supporting and Assessing Learning Practice Settings, NM3272) at City University, which is a degree level module and do not have a diploma, you will need to complete the APEL module
Satisfactory completion of this module does not award you credits towards a diploma or a degree. However it does accredit your prior learning to enable you to access an undergraduate top-up degree programme at the School of Health Sciences. After you have completed the APEL module successfully our student record system will be updated to record your progress to degree level studies, should you wish to study for a undergraduate degree programme at the School.
Note: Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is different from APEL. It can be used to avoid repeating specific modules of learning by providing evidence if you have undertaken modules in the past at the School of Health Sciences, City University London, or at another institution in the UK. Please contact the programme leader for the programme you are interested in to find out more about APL, if that is relevant to you.
CPPD Administration for Administrative enquiries:
School of Health Sciences
City University London
+44 (0) 20 7040 5835
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Overseas students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.
- You will normally be a healthcare or social professional interested in pursuing a top-up undergraduate degree programme at the School of Health Sciences
- You must possess 120 level 4 credits or equivalent usually acquired through training as a health care professional. This would be equivalent to (level 4) certificate level qualifications in the UK
- You do not possess a diploma or equivalent qualification, to enable you to proceed directly to degree level learning. Please note that if you have gained a diploma qualification overseas, this may be equivalent to a certificate qualification in UK. In the latter case you will need to enrol for the APEL module before joining the a BSc top-up degree programme
- You may have studied for occasional degree level modules in the past or more recently, but do not have a diploma or equivalent qualification.
For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:
- IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections