To bring clarity and apply structure to current Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) work, policies and practice carried out in the University of Plymouth Colleges faculty.
University of Plymouth College Faculty
460 HE programmes
review existing APEL resources and identify possible barriers and mechanisms to implement the APEL procedures
develop, implement and evaluate an APEL toolkit/diagnostic for HE in FE staff to explain APEL process and to record/register APEL
use this diagnostic to build up cases that can be referred to as and when needed
dissemination of the above together with appropriate support for HE in FE staff.
Progress so far
National / Regional / Local levels
Pilot survey administered to HE in FE programme managers. The main survey is due to be sent out to all HE in FE programme managers in a few weeks.
Consultation with potential users.
Awareness of APEL
- Information available for students
- Cost and time
UPC APEL Event
Share survey findings
Discuss mechanisms and barriers
Feedback on Additional issues
Process Mapping – Version 0
Surveys (pilot complete, to be distributed imminently)
Events with APEL stakeholders – Dec, Jan –
Input and feedback
System Aims Allow users (staff) to design an APEL process suitable for their situation Let the user create a student application (also add additional staff) Lead the user step by step through the process and save progress System may be used to send information to students (documents / links via email – potential for sms) Output information in standardised XML format (to be decided)