Overview of Definitions
For an overview of the different processes for admitting applicants with credit awarded for prior learning or prior experience, please click below:
Once all the documentation/certification has been finalised the process of APCL can be progressed quickly. APL Admissions Tutors have responsibility for approving and signing off APCL. Further guidance and assistance is available from the Faculty APL Adviser or Admissions Office for both basic and more complex APL applications.
Training and development sessions can be arranged with either the Faculty APL Adviser or Admissions Office.
Non UK qualifications will be verified by the Admissions Office.
If you want to check on progress with a claim go to the J drive and view the CAL chart:
J:\Services\Academic Office\Public\Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)\004 CENTRAL APPROVALS LIST (CAL)
Further information is also available from the Quality Assurance Agency via their booklet entitled 'Academic Credit in Higher Education in England - An Introduction' published in 2009. This publication is available to download from the QAA's website at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/standardsandquality/credit/leaflet.pdf
Please access the below links for useful APL flowcharts:
Internal applications from HNC to HND to Degree or from Foundation Degree to Degree are dealt with via Admissions in a very straightforward process. Please contact the relevant Admissions Officer.
Course tariffs remove the need to send in individual applications for Accreditation of Prior Learning and can be approved directly by your Faculty AP(E)L Adviser. Contact Sue Frost via email@example.com for further details.
Approval of APL Applications
Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) applications can be approved directly by the APL Admissions Tutor in straightfroward cases, or may be referred to the AP(E)L Adviser.
Completed forms, together with supporting documentation should be returned to the Admissions Officer, copied to the Academic Office via AcademicOffice-APL@anglia.ac.uk (for recording on the Central Approvals List (CAL).
Experiential Learning (APEL) and encapsulated learning approvals must be considered by the APL Sub-panel.
Forms for APCL and APEL applications can be found here.
Completion Deadline for Individual APL Applications
Individual applications for APL (whether APCL or APEL) must be submitted and completed by the Friday of the second teaching week of the relevant semester or trimester, as appropriate.
Senate Code of Practice for Admissions
The Senate Code of Practice for Admissions and the accompanying procedural document can be found here:
A copy of the membership list for the APL Sub-panel can be found here.
A copy of the membership list for the Accreditation Panel can be found here.
External Accreditation/Faculty Short Course Accreditation
The legal agreement concerning the Accreditation Services at our University can be located from the Office of the Secretary and Clerk website.
Additional information can be found below:
External Accreditation Panel Meeting meetings will be arranged by the Secretary upon request - please contact Sue Frost (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anglia Learning Partners (ALP)
Anglia Ruskin has developed a new scheme to acknowledge quality in companies entitled "Anglia Learning Partner" (ALP) status as a recognition that can be awarded to partners with whom successful, approved learning links have developed. More information surrounding ALP's will be published shortly.
Office of the Secretary and Clerk
The legal agreement can now be found on the Office of the Secretary and Clerk website.