APEL.Q Procedures

The first independent APEL.Q provider in the world, from Switzerland.


1. Submit<strong> Portfolios</strong>

1. Submit Portfolios

Applicants for APLE.Q submit their portfolio and proof of work experience as directed by the MI Swiss.
2. End Point <strong>Assessment</strong>

2. End Point Assessment

MI Swiss's panel matches your experience and qualifications with program outcomes via an EPA process.
3. Casptone & <strong>Get Degree</strong>

3. Casptone & Get Degree

Based on the EPA, students can add some short courses and do a capstone project to earn their degree within 9 months.

Before apply APEL.Q please read our policies

What is APEL.Q and benefit for the learners
APEL.Q Definition

[APEL.Q] Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for Award of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the awarding of academic qualifications to individual learners based on the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning toward fully recognized programmes given by higher education providers (HEPs) partner of the Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management und Innovation (MI Swiss).

APEL.Q provides the mechanism for recognizing an individual’s prior experiential learning that is relevant and specific to a course of study. The awarding of academic credentials [APEL.Q] is based on the knowledge, skills, and competences obtained through formal, informal, and non-formal learning. APEL.Q that leads to the conferral of academic qualifications that emphasizes experiential learning must be formally reviewed and assessed in order to protect the integrity and authenticity of the academic credentials awarded.

The process will establish if learning has occurred in accordance with the programme learning outcomes (PLOs), the accompanying five clusters of learning outcomes as specified in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), and the body of knowledge of the concerned course(s).

APEL.Q of Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management und Innovation (MI Swiss)

Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management und Innovation (MI Swiss) is the first independent APEL.Q provider in the world to recognize the worth of prior learning acquired through formal, non-formal, or informal sources, as well as vast relevant work experience, in order to receive a relevant degree, using a method that evaluates validity and fairness. The MI Swiss’ Partner universities certify & recognized every assessment procedure.

Benefit of MI Swiss APEL.Q
  • Students can earn a degree with full accreditation in less than nine months;
  • Save more than 95% on tuition fees compared to full-time study in Europe;
  • The process is transparent, fair, and recognized by the MI Swiss’s partner university’
  • No hidden fee
Which academic program you could apply for APEL.Q?

APEL.Q can only be used to programs that have received full accreditation from the university partners of the MI Swiss. APEL.Q is assessed independently for each programme, as each application is specific to the award of a single academic qualification.

You can enroll in the following programs if you qualify for the APEL.Q pathway to complete your degree in 9 months and save 95% on tuition:

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons):

  • BBA with Honour  in International Business Management
  • BBA with Honour in Marketing Management
  • BBA with Honour in Financial Management
  • BBA with Honour in Strategic Management
  • BBA with Honour in Insurance Management
  • BBA with Honour in Hospitality Management
  • BBA with Honour in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • BBA with Honour in Human Resource Management
  • BBA with Honour in Administration Management
  • BBA with Honour in Engineering Business Management
  • BBA with Honour in E-commerce management
  • BBA with Honour in Information system Management
  • BBA with Honour in Design Management
  • BBA with Honour in Non-profit organization Management
  • BBA with Honour in Education Management
  • BBA with Honour in other majors based on the capstone projects

Master of Business Administration (MBA):

  • MBA in International Business Management
  • MBA in Marketing Management
  • MBA in Financial Management
  • MBA in Strategic Management
  • MBA in Insurance Management
  • MBA in Hospitality Management
  • MBA in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Human Resource Management
  • MBA in Administration Management
  • MBA in Engineering Business Management
  • MBA in E-commerce management
  • MBA in Information system Management
  • MBA in Design Management
  • MBA in Non-profit organization Management
  • MBA in Education Management
  • MBA in other majors based on capstone projects.
Which university accept APEL.Q?

The partner university of the Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management und Innovation (MI Swiss) is an accredited and recognized institution in Europe and globally that can acknowledge the results of MI Swiss’s End Point Assessment, allowing learners to progress to the final stage of the program with only capstone projects or a dissertation.

Are you eligible apply for APEL.Q?
Application requirements for APEL.Q

To be eligible for APEL.Q, candidates must have the requisite years of experience in the relevant field at the appropriate level, as shown:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 EQF): 10 Years
  • Master’s Degree (Level 7 EQF): 15 Years
  • Doctoral Degree (Level 8 EQF): 20 Years

The LAS assessment board will consider on case-by-case basis candidates who do not fulfill the mentioned minimum years of work experience but who have extraordinary prior experienced learning.

What is APEL.Q procedures?

The evaluation will consist of the subsequent:

1. Submit Portfolios

  • Submit your portfolios
  • MI Swiss evaluation of your portfolios

2. End Point Assessment (EPA)

  • Make End-Point Assessment with the guide and support of MI Swiss.
  • Receive APEL.Q report of MI Swiss.
  • Transfer MI Swiss APEL.Q result to the university

3. Capstone(s) courses & Graduate:

What is Portfolios?

A portfolio is a formal document containing a compilation of evidence documenting a learner’s prior experiential learning acquired over time. This education may be formal, informal, or non-formal. The Portfolio is compiled by the student to demonstrate that the learning acquired is pertinent and specific to the programme’s body of knowledge/competencies. All formal, non-formal, and informal learning experiences listed in the Portfolio must be supported by documentary evidence. The evidence must be organized and presented in accordance with the programme’s identified learning outcomes (PLOs).

In submitting the Portfolio for APEL.Q, the learner must ensure that

  • a) the application form is filled out accurately and
  • b) the documentary evidence is submitted on time.

Learners will use a MI Swiss APEL.Q portfolio template to submit evidence. This template will contain information on the applied-for program and mapping of individual learning (learning statements and the origin of learning supported by documentary evidence) to the program’s body of knowledge/competencies.

The following generally established evaluation criteria may be used to determine whether the evidence offered in the Portfolio is sufficient and appropriate:

  • Authenticity: The proof clearly demonstrates the learner’s effort, experience, and learning for which credit is being claimed.
  • Acceptability: For there to be a satisfactory alignment/matching between PLOs and given evidence, the assessment instrument must be reliable and valid.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of evidence exists, including evidence of reflection, to establish achievement of PLOs or the asserted skills.
  • Currency: The learning is recent enough to show the currency of competencies, knowledge, and skills as required by the qualification’s discipline.
  • Prior experience learning is unique to the PLOs for which an academic qualification is being pursued.
What is End-Point Accessment (EPA)


Students in the APEL.Q pathway will be required to document a professional development learning log and work portfolio which is a record of goals, knowledge acquisition and growth, achievement, and professional attributes developed over time and in collaboration with others in the workplace/organization. It will consist of a reflective log not exceeding 4,000 words with appendices consisting of a collection of relevant artifacts to support the achievement of goals, knowledge, behaviors, and attributes aligned to the modules which are taught in the program (the program that you apply for APEL.Q pathway).


Students are strongly recommended to commence undertaking the above beginning from receiving the MI Swiss Letter of Acceptance (MI Swiss LoA) and to submit the completed EPA no later than 2 months.


Students must create the reflective learning log and work portfolio in the EPA report with evidence demonstrating the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour set out as learning outcomes to be achieved in the prescribed modules and programme. 

Structure of EPA:

Section 1: Reflective Learning Log 

When documenting the reflective learning log for the taught modules on the programme, students should focus on the following for each of the module: 

A. Knowledge 

  • Key body of knowledge you learn- It means acquisition of new knowledge or skills 
  • Key body of knowledge unlearn- The process to forget some existing knowledge which has become obsolete or irrelevant and should be got rid of which otherwise prevent progress and improvement 
  • Key body of knowledge relearn

B. Skills 

  • Key skills lacking at the commencement of the programme 
  • Key new skills acquired or improvement of existing skills during the course of the programme duration 

C. Behaviour/ Attribute 

  • Discovery of key new behaviour which are important for your work performance 
  • Improvement of previous known key behaviour 

Section 2: Evidence based approach for Portfolio 

For this section, a short introduction should be included Evidence can be in the form of reports, minutes, emails, stakeholder/customer comments, performance reviews, presentations etc. This list is not exhaustive. The portfolio must have a minimum of one piece of evidence that demonstrates each required body of knowledge, skills and behaviour (KSB) as prescribed and request when you apply for APEL.Q pathway.

Which evidence that learner could be submit in Portfolios & EPA?
Direct Evidence


You can provide copies of your qualifications;

  • School certificates
  • Statement of results
  • Courses completed at work

Work samples

You can provide samples of your work;

  • Drawings or photographs
  • Reports
  • Written materials
  • Projects
  • Objects
  • Work of arts

Records of workplace activities

You can provide documents that verify your work activities;

  • Notes
  • Emails
  • Completed worksheets
  • Workplace agreement
  • Contracts


You can provide evidence that shows what you have done in your life;

  • Media articles
  • Meritorious awards
Indirect Evidence

Written Records

You can provide copies of;

  • Diaries
  • Records
  • Journals
  • Articles


You can provide copies of email communication which verify;

  • Customer feedback
  • Work activities
  • Written skills

Supporting letters

You can provide letters to verify your claim from;

  • Employers
  • Community group
  • People you have worked with (paid and unpaid work)
What is APEL.Q report?

The APEL.Q report is a document sent to a MI Swiss university partner in an effort to increase transparency and facilitate academic and professional recognition of MI Swiss. It is a document issued by MI Swiss to students who have successfully completed portfolios, end-point access (EPA), and the APEL.Q process.

APEL.Q report is not a certified, not a diploma, degree, or any form of Qualifications

What is supplement Short Courses?

In cases where the evidence provided is insufficient to demonstrate competency through the APEL.Q process, students are required to complete a set of additional short courses prior to moving on to the capstone project phase. All the Micro Credential courses will be studied in our Swiss Micro Credential course.

Swiss Micro Credential:

Swiss Micro Credential course is a network of professional certified micro credential designed by industry leaders and the MI Swiss to develop and improve the essential professional skills required for success in the most in-demand fields of today.

MI Swiss university partner endorses and recognizes all short courses of LAS. Learner could obtain an academic credit from Swiss Micro Credential when applying for APEL.Q process

What is Capstone Project?

Learners are required to complete the program-mandated capstone course(s) upon successful completion of all the aforementioned assessments.

The capstone course combines essential learning outcomes and proves that students have mastered their courses. A capstone course is usually offered in the last semester/year. Capstone course grading includes an oral exam (s). This oral examination tests the learner’s broad and overall grasp of the core discipline/field of study and establishes that his/her prior experiential learning is of a high enough degree to deserve an academic certification.

  • The MI Swiss APEL.Q evaluation is an impartial, university-accredited procedure. LAS exclusively provides APEL.Q results for credit conversion to partner universities. The LAS APLE.Q findings are not intended for display or usage other than as a proof of competency with a university that has acknowledged the MI Swiss assessment methodology and outcomes.
  • APEL.Q is not a diploma, certification, or degree. The APEL.Q outcome is a report.
  • Students may not use MI Swiss -provided APEL.Q results to apply to another university without MI Swiss’s prior written consent.
  • The collaborating institution will award the diploma. During the capstone project learning phase, students are the official students at the partner university. During their studies, students are required to adhere to all partner university rules and requirements.
  • After graduation, MI Swiss is not responsible for how students utilize their diplomas.
  • The MI Swiss APEL.Q findings are independent, not controlled by, unaffiliated to, and do not belong to the government of the Switzerland or any other government or governmental entity in any country.
MI Swiss does not commit:
  • No commitment to acquire a degree from a partner university if no obligations are met, including academic, financial, disciplinary, and academic integrity duties.
  • No registration fee refunds of any type
  • Short course and capstone project tuition fees are non-refundable for any reason If students do not adhere to the principles they signed when enrolling in APEL.Q, there is no refund and no liability of any kind.
  • No refunds, and we reserve the right to revoke APELQ results, revoke diplomas, notify and warn relevant parties… if it is determined that the evidence provided by the student is fraudulent or dishonest throughout the entire process of APEL.Q pathway registration, Portfolio submission, End Point Accessment, Micro Credential, and Capstone Projects.
  • MI Swiss reserves the right to accept or not to accept the APEL.Q application.
What is the fundamental principles of APEL.Q?

The purpose of the basic principles is to ensure an efficient, transparent, and quality-assured practice that will inspire confidence in the outputs of the APEL.Q process among all stakeholders. This is also to protect the legitimacy and integrity of the APEL.Q evaluation mechanisms and tools. The following are the guiding concepts for APEL.Q:

Candidate voluntary

APEL.Q supports continual learning and the positive qualities of an individual’s learning experience. APEL.Q is centered on the procedure by which a learner launches an application for an academic qualification through the evaluation of his or her prior experience learning. It is the learner’s obligation and responsibility to submit the relevant documentation and proof for the assessment process and to express his or her willingness to follow the entire APEL.Q assessment process chain. Although the procedure is voluntarily undertaken by the student with the support of the London Academy of Sciences – APEL.Q Centers.


LAS Accessible and inclusive, APEL.Q is available to registered students enrolled in fully accredited programs at all EQF levels. LAS is tasked with developing and implementing clear and exhaustive guidelines for the APEL.Q procedure. LAS has available the necessary mechanisms and resources (human, infrastructure, and infostructure resources) to manage and support learners throughout the entire process. Information on APEL.Q is readily accessible and communicated to all parties involved in APEL.Q processes.


A variety of approaches were adopted by LAS for the implementation of APEL.Q in terms of supporting services and the stringent assessment procedure. This is to accommodate the diverse needs, goals, and experiences of students across all academic disciplines.

Consistency, reliability, validity, and transparency

To protect the credibility and integrity of the overall assessment system, APEL.Q’s methods, procedures, practices, and decisions must be dependable, legitimate, transparent, and consistent. This is vital to ensure that all stakeholders have faith in the APEL.Q processes’ decisions and outcomes.


All APEL.Q processes conform to the same stringent quality assurance and monitoring procedures as any other formal learning assessment. This quality assurance method must always be accessible to relevant external quality assurance organizations or agencies.


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