It typically takes candidates 3 to 4 years to complete an international bachelor course. However, if candidates have more than 10 years of experience in the field of business administration, they can convert their qualifications and experiences into a bachelor degree within only 06 months through the APEL.Q pathway.
The APEL.Q assessment competent for BBA with Hons program are published and recognized by the United Kingdom government and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). After APEL.Q procedure accomplishment from the London Academy of Sciences (LAS), candidates will get a SIMI BBA with Hons, one of 18 majors and save 95% on tuition fees compared to the full-time SIMI program in Europe.
APEL.Q (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Award of Academic Qualifications) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the assessment of prior experiential learning toward a fully accredited degree offered by the university.
APEL.Q has been widely implemented in Europe and recently in Asia, a number of countries have recognized APEL.Q as an official procedure with national recognition and it is prioritized for development as an effective policy that serves for liberal education, labor mobility and lifelong learning.
APEL.Q allows professional individuals with no official academic degrees to convert their experiences into a degree. APEL.Q is claimed to be a strict, fair, transparent, accurate and cost-saving procedure.
In traditional training programs, the award of academic qualification is based on the competencies acquired from the training programs itself. However, APEL.Q is based on the reverse process using the national framework that the government publishes to evaluate an individual’s competency, thereby recognize and grant degrees. Degrees are granted from occupational associations and/or universities if they recognize the assessment procedure.
APEL.Q leads to Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours (BBA with Hons) The Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation:
APEL.Q for BBA with Hons of LAS is implemented with the competency criteria published and recognized by the UK government and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI).
Through a 3-step procedure: (1) Portfolios ; (2) End-Point Assessment and (3) Capstone Projects, candidates can get the BBA with Hons degree within 06 months. This will reduce 85% academic learning time and save 95% on tuition fees compared to a full-time program in Europe.
APEL.Q of the London Academy of sciences (LAS) is the first independently APEL.Q provider in the world leads to full accredited academic degree. The APEL.Q assessment criteria of LAS is published and recognized by the UK government.
Upon graduation, candidates get the BBA with Hons degree of The Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation in one of the majors as belows:
In order to ensure recognition and effectiveness in the workplace, the assessment criteria of LAS APEL.Q was developed by the UK government with the participation of various assessment councils from Serco (employer chair), Civil Service (employer chair), Acivico (Birmingham City Council), Anglo Educational, Barclays, BT, Balfour Beatty, Barchester Healthcare, Boots UK Ltd, British Army, BBC, CMI, Co-op, DFS, Grant Thornton, Interserve, JRV Associates, KPMG, Morgan Sindell, NHS (Dept of Health), Nestle, Opus Building Services, Pearson, Pendragon plc, Ricoh, Sainsburys, Santander UK plc, Speedy Services, umi Digital, Unipart, United Utilities plc, Virgin Media, Wincanton, and XPO Logistics.
Instead of full-time studying for 3 to 4 years in Europe, with the APEL.Q procedure for BBA with Hons, you only have 02 activities and 01 course as below:
To apply for APEL.Q, the candidates are required to have:
Upon completion of the APEL.Q program, candidates will receive:
The Senior Manager certified from LAS approve the corresponding professional competency with that of the Chartered Manager, according to Level 6 RQF of the UK government. Certificatrion of the competency issued by the LAS complies to the UK government’s competency policy and guidelines:
Note: Chartered Manager Certified is a professional certified from the LAS. The Senior Manager Certified of LAS is not a Work Permit, not an Academic qualifications.
LAS Level 6 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership adapt the Level 6 academic competency standard (UK Bachelor) with subjects have results recognized includes:
Note: After End-Point Assessment (EPA), candidates will receive the LAS Level 6 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. This diploma is used only for recognition of the academic level and only for registration at the Capstone Projects stage of the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) . The LAS Level 6 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is an accredited professional qualification that is not a part of the Ofqual system and is not transferable to other academic degrees if it is not recognized by the LAS.
APEL.Q Assessment Report is a document that evaluates candidates’s competency corresponding to Level 6 RQF (Bachelor). APEL.Q helps the LAS’s partner universities to recognize and admit candidates for the Capstone Projects stage.
At the working environment, APEL.Q Assessment Report is also used to demonstrate the competency, the level of professional at enterprises, as well as a tool for human resource managers to evaluate employee performance.
Applicants cannot use the APEL.Q Assessment Report to transfer to other academic programs that are not recognized and authorized in writing by the LAS.
The degree is equivalent to that of full-time international students at The Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI).
The assessment consists of the subsequent:
During the EPA (End-Point Assessment) assessment, if the Board concludes that applicants do not meet the requirement, applicants still have many opportunities to add evidence and competence to pass the EPA.
Unsuccessful records will be divided into 2 groups: (1) Group needing additional evidence (Resit) and (2) Group needing additional capacity/knowledge (Retake).
1. For records requiring additional evidence (Resit):
2. For records with additional capacity requirements (Retake):
For more details, please refer to Resit and Retake process.
|Stage||End-Point Assessment Refund||Capstone Fee Refund|
|Withdraw 2 weeks before the programme starts and
Applicants have not submitted the Portfolio
|Withdraw 1 week before the programme starts and
Applicant have not submitted the Portfolio
|At the beginning of the programme and
Applicants have not submitted the Portfolio
|One week after the programme starts||25%||N/A|
|Two weeks after the programme starts||No||N/A|
|1st FAIL the Resit||50%||N/A|
|2nd FAIL the Resit||90%||N/A|
|Resits and Retake Capstone Project||No||No|
The London Academy of Sciences has amended this policy for its APEL.Q applicants. The policy applies when applicants do not pass the APEL.Q process and do not want a Refund. The policy helps guarantee that APEL.Q applicants won’t lose any tuition fee payments they have made. The informant aspects to know are:
According to the UK government, candidates must be solely responsible for the entire APEL.Q procedure. However, the London Academy of Sciences (LAS) understands that with support from the LAS and local partners, the process of providing evidence will be more accurate, time-saving and easier for professional councils to evaluate.
Our local partner will support you during APEL.Q procedure and Capstone Project. There is no additional cost incurred, please kindly notice that your work should be done by yourself, the LAS’s local partner will not take over all your work. In addition, it is compulsory to be honest in every process, otherwise we will immediately terminate your APEL.Q application without reimbursement of any costs when we found false or inaccurate competency proofs in your application.
There is an information connection through the LAS’s End-Point Assessment (EPA) system between the LAS’s APEL.Q assessment council for candidates to apply at LAS’s partners in Europe, ASEAN, Africa, MENA region and China. Candidates can only submit 01 APEL.Q applications at a time and cannot submit in more than one country.
The LAS’s local partner will help you to:
Local scientific partners will only support you, absolutely not take over your work.
No support fee:
Local partners do not charge support fees from candidates. APEL.Q candidates do not incur any additional fee for activities.
No commitment of the contents that are not under authority:
According to EU regulations and those regulations related to transparency, unfair competition, both the LAS, the partner universities and local partners shall not commit anything that is not under their authority. Please refer to disclaimer for more information.
The APEL.Q procedure consists of two stages and each stage is independently responsible by The London Academy of Sciences (LAS) and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). The responsibility of LAS will end after successful transfer of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) results to SIMI and seeking the recognition from the SIMI. After SIMI has recognized the EPA results, the candidate officially becomes a student of SIMI and can participate in the final stage of SIMI (Capstone Projects). As a student, the candidate will have all the benefits of being an international student from SIMI, including the right to receive a degree and attend the SIMI graduation ceremony if they meet all of the criteria from SIMI.
Depending on the SIMI event schedule, candidates can participate in the graduation ceremony held in Europe or other locations chosen by SIMI. Graduation ceremony attendance fees and additional related fees will be paid by the candidates and excluded from the APEL.Q tuition fee.
In case candidates are unable to attend the graduation ceremony, the degree and diploma from the LAS and SIMI will be delivered to the local partner. Candidates can come to the local partner’s office to pick up their degree.
The entire of competency framework is used to evaluate APEL.Q for Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours (BBA with Hons) of The Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) based on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) of the UK government with the participation of variety of councils from Serco (employer chair), Civil Service (employer chair), Acivico (Birmingham City Council), Anglo Educational, Barclays, BT, Balfour Beatty, Barchester Healthcare, Boots UK Ltd, British Army, BBC, CMI, Co-op, DFS, Grant Thornton, Interserve, JRV Associates, KPMG, Morgan Sindell, NHS (Dept of Health), Nestle, Opus Building Services, Pearson, Pendragon plc, Ricoh, Sainsburys, Santander UK plc, Speedy Services, umi Digital, Unipart, United Utilities plc, Virgin Media, Wincanton, and XPO Logistics.
APEL.Q competency for Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours (BBA with Hons) program, at Level 6 in accordance with the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF):
You can provide copies of your diplomas/certificates:
You can provide work samples:
Records of work activities:
You can provide documents showing your work activities:
You can provide evidence that shows what you have done in your daily life:
You can provide copies of document such as (completed form):
You can provide copies of email communication with other related departments to prove your correlative competencies:
You can provide letters to verify your competency from:
Candidates are encouraged to check and research sufficient information from reliable sources before applying to the APEL.Q procedure from the LAS.
The London Academy of Sciences (LAS) and partner university will not commit as following:
The LAS and its partners do not commit to anything beyond their jurisdiction.
The Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) was established with one mission in mind – to be a world leader in providing high-quality, fully accredited, and globally recognized academic programs to an international clientele.
SIMI provides a unique opportunity to transform learners’ lives by giving students access to authentic, high-quality Swiss education and training. This is further enhanced by top-notch professors, internationally recognized qualifications, strong employability, and clear career progressions.
Our career-oriented study programs are based on and are fully compatible with the established European educational systems, guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Compatibility is evaluated through an accreditation process via accredition and recognized bodies.
SIMI collaborates and works very closely with our partner universities, accreditation agencies, and local governmental bodies. This ensures the highest level of academic integrity and excellence as well as mutual recognition of hard-earned academic degrees.