UEA will admit students on the basis of APCL (Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning) or APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning). UEA APL Policy can be viewed on the UEA website: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/academic-calendar/general-regulations
On agreement of the relevant Joint Board of Study/Joint Committee, partner institutions may use their own procedures if consistent with UEA policy and where APL cannot be used for more than 50% of the award.
Courses submitted for validation may make proposals for such provision. Validation panels will need to be satisfied that the mechanisms for the awarding of credit via APL towards a UEA award are rigorous and are broadly compatible with UEA practices.
Students’ applications for APL will be submitted to UEA for approval and those approved will be reported to the relevant Joint Board of Study/Joint Committee.
The relevant application forms can be found on the Handbooks, Policies and Forms page of the main Partnerships website.