The Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007 (Act 697) explains prior learning as knowledge, skills or attitudes previously acquired and that includes prior experience.
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING - APEL?
APEL is defined as a systematic process that involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning.
In general, APEL process involves the assessment of experiential learning. This learning may be acquired through various channels which include formal schooling, work and life experiences, training, independent study, voluntary work, hobbies and others.
Examples of prior experiential learning include the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes gained through:
APEL is created to provide an 'alternative' entry method to those with no formal qualification to further their education to a higher level. It encourages an individual to continuously enhance their knowledge which can lead to a respective certification of qualification. This will provide opportunity to the individuals to obtain better jobs.
The application for APEL assessment should be made by the individuals (learners).
If you are interested to gain access into a Bachelor's Degree programme through APEL, below are the criteria:
If you have met the above mentioned requirements, you are welcomed to consult the officers below. They are ready to help!
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