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Student 2018/19 - APEL indicator

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Student 2018/19

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APEL indicator

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Short nameAPEL

This field indicates if the module was taken through APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning).

Applicable toWales

All modules at providers in Wales

Valid entries and labels
1Module taken through APEL
2APEL module
3Module not taken/available through APEL

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is a process that enables people of all ages, backgrounds and attitudes to receive formal recognition for skills and knowledge they already possess. This can be:

  • organised prior-learning where the learning has been assessed and where certificates are awarded on completion,
  • learning gained through unstructured experiences and short courses, arising through leisure pursuits, family experiences and work.

A person's learning and experience can be formally recognised and taken into account to:

  • gain entry to further or higher education courses,
  • give exemption from certain parts of a new course of study,
  • qualify for an award in an appropriate subject in further or higher education.

Code 1 'Module taken through APEL' is to be used where the student took the module through APEL, where the module can be undertaken through APEL or other means. Assessment could be via a portfolio of evidence, taking the assessment associated with the module, or completion of assignments designed to test the achievement of the required learning outcomes.

Code 2 'APEL module' is to be used where the module that the student is studying is only available through APEL. Where any module has an associated StudentOnModule.APEL code of 2, all instances associated with that module should also be coded 2 in this field.

Code 3 'Module not taken/available through APEL' is to be used where the student was not assessed through APEL or the module was not available through APEL.

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Reason required To monitor the amount of provision taken through APEL
Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: APEL

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