17 May 2017
Accreditation of Prior Learning

Over the past few years, we have awarded many people with credits for the learning that they have acquired from in-house staff development; this has been done via a process called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

This process has allowed people to fast track their way onto a Postgraduate qualification. We have a wide range of qualifications, so there is something for everyone.

Our programmes are work-based, relevant, flexible, bespoke and can really enhance people’s career prospects.

In a nutshell, this means that a Postgraduate qualification can take less time to complete and it costs less too – a win-win situation!

Below are some examples of the fantastic savings that can be made:

PGC in Professional Practice – based on 2017/18 full course fees £2,418

Fees can be paid in instalments

Credits awarded via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Course fees: Saving of:
20 credits £1812 £606
30 credits £1509 £909

MA/MSc in Professional Practice – based on 2017/18 full course fees £7,254

Fees can be paid in instalments

Credits awarded via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Course fees: Saving of:
40 credits £6,042 £1,212
60 credits £5,436 £1,818

This is what some of our students thought about the experience:

The opportunity to turn my organisation’s leadership  Programme into a recognised and respected Master’s qualification was significantly enhanced by progressing through the APL pathway. CETAD guided me through the process and helped me to structure and tailor my Master’s programme, to meet both the Trust’s and my specific needs. The APL is both challenging and rewarding, but without it, I have no doubt that I would not have progressed so significantly towards achieving my MSc in Professional Practice in such a short space of time.“

The APL opportunity provided by Lancaster University is, without doubt, a fantastic experience. After completing my Trust’s leadership Programme I have learned a great deal, however the APL process allowed me to really expand on everything that I’d learned, to reflect upon it and really compound that learning into something that has not only proven to be extremely useful, but has also allowed me to progress my education. It is a wonderful opportunity and I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

To find out more about this fantastic opportunity, contact us – we would love to hear from you.