What is APEL.Q?
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 process 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 process.
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 for the Level 6 Diploma in TESOL from the London Academy of Sciences (LAS)
APEL.Q for Level 6 Diploma in TESOL of the London Academy of Sciences (LAS) is executed using qualifications criteria published and recognized by the United Kingdom government and the London Language College (LLC).
Students can earn a Level 6 Diploma in TESOL degree in 3 months by following a 3-step process: (1) A portfolio listing and describing your working history and experience (Portfolios); (2) A Competency Assessment – End Point Assessment; and (3) Final Stage – Recognition and conversion into diploma. This saves 85% of study time and 95% of tuition compared to full-time study in Europe.
The London Academy of Sciences’ APEL.Q program is the world’s first independently implemented program, with published and accepted qualifications assessment criteria by the United Kingdom government and the London Language College (LLC).
The assessment criteria of APEL.Q TESOL are not only recognized by the UK government, but are also supported and recognized by major businesses and industry associations in the UK.
The complete qualifications framework used to evaluate APEL.Q TESOL of LAS was designed by the UK government in order to ensure recognition and effectiveness in the workplace, with the assistance of councils such as Cambridgeshire County Council, The Dean Trust Teaching school, Harris Federation, Leigh Academies Trust, Avonbourne Multi Academy Trust,, Lake Academies Trust, St John Vianney Primary School, Thames and Essex Primary SCITT, Ewell Grove Primary School, Skinners’ Kent Academy, Teach First, Cardinal Hume/Trinity Teaching School, Tenax Schools Trust, Harton Technology College, Turner Schools, UCET, Carshalton Boys College, West Hill Special School, EMLC Academy Trust, The Dales School, Lampard School, NASBTT, Middlesbrough Catholic School Partnership, Medway Teaching School Alliance, South Farnham Educational Trust.