The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is a process which recognises applicants’ previous work experience or study, and allows it to count towards their Common Awards Programme.
APL is an umbrella term for two processes:
Theological Education Institutions (TEIs) are responsible for all direct communications with individuals who wish to claim APL. Our detailed guidance explains how TEIs should consider APL claims for students entering Common Awards programmes. Our ‘quick guides’ (for applicants and staff) provide a summary of the key points. See our Templates and Forms page to download the APL application template.