APL Policy an Opportunity for Working Professional with a Dream of Pursuing Higher Education

P Shatarupa Datta  |   3 mins read February 23, 2022 | 173 eye icon

Have you ever wanted to go for a course, but dropped the idea, as it comprised subject areas which you had already covered in some form or other? You end up studying the same thing again, which will not only involve time and energy but also entails additional spending on the course fees which is not really necessary. 
There is a policy called APL which puts an end to this trouble and makes it easy for you to continue your journey in higher education. APL reduces the time you spend on acquiring your desired degree or diploma, expedites the learning process, saves your money and gives you peace of mind. It has been of immense help to the student community.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the term given to the assessment of previously- acquired learning and the award of academic credit within the context of the programme which the individual intends to study. It is a process which allows learners to gain academic credits from prior learning or experience outside of education.The idea is based on their prior learning - be it certified (if a candidate has already done some certification, diploma, degree) or  based on work experience (like someone with extensive work experience in Human resource) can be given relaxation in the course. 

Through APL, an educational institution 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) - Learning 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).

Recognition of APL is normally in the form of credits that are awarded against a module or modules and means that a student is exempted from the study of that module or modules.

Something which is supposed to immensely benefit experienced working professionals is the APEL policy. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is the recognition of prior experience; that is, learning achieved outside education or training systems is assessed and, as appropriate, recognized for academic purposes. It is normally acknowledged and quantified through the submission of a portfolio that reflects the learning achievement and outcomes of that experience and that has direct relevance to the programme being applied for.  Let us give an example. Someone with extensive work experience in marketing, is exempted from the  marketing module in the course. Similarly someone with Level 7 PG certificate in operations, can be exempted from the Operations management module in the program. 

Athena Global Education gives an opportunity to students  to fulfil their dream of acquiring their desired degree by saving on their fees and completing the course in a shorter period of time through its policy of APL.  Students can apply for exemptions of certain modules of the coursework while applying for the program.  Especially designed for working professionals, these online programs are flexible in terms of duration, course delivery and fee structure.

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