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What's the difference between APL, APEL and APCL?

  • APL is the generic term for the accredition of prior learning, whether the result of a formal course or learning through experience.
  • APCL is APL based on certified (or certificated) learning - a formal course at another university or in another context.
  • APEL is APL based on experiential learning - learning achieved through experience, rather than on a formal course.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning page has more detail on Warwick's APL policies and procedures.