APEL.Q LEADS TOMaster of Business Administration (MBA)

University Information Technology and Management (UITM Poland)

Receive MBA from UITM Poland in 9 months and save tuition.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a well-known degree that assists students in solving problems in their own administration, management, and business. It is also a renowned and highly invested degree in the field of administration and management.

Instead of taking 1.5 to 2 years to complete the Master of Business Administration, with the APEL.Q process, students will receive Master’s degrees within 9 months from the University of Information Technology in Management (UITM Poland) – one of the top universities in Poland. With a fee support policy, the program also helps save up to 80% of the costs.

The APEL.Q evaluation criteria for the MBA program are published and recognized by the UK government and University partners. After completing the APEL.Q process, students will receive two Master of Business Administration degrees.


What is APEL.Q?

APEL.Q – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualifications is a Recognition of Prior Learning (APEL) process for qualifications (Q – Qualification) through the assessment and evaluation of the learning process (formal, informal, on-the-job training) and work experience. APEL.Q is widely implemented in Europe, and recently, in Asia, some countries have recognized APEL.Q as a formal process, nationally accredited, and prioritized for development as an effective policy serving open education, labour mobility, and lifelong learning.

APEL.Q allows individuals with professional expertise and work experience but without academic degrees to convert their experience into qualifications. APEL.Q is considered a rigorous, transparent, fair, accurate, and cost-effective process.

With traditional training programs, degree conferral is based on the competencies acquired through the training program. APEL.Q employs a reverse process compared to traditional education, using competencies defined by the government for each position and level to assess, recognize, and award qualifications. Degrees will be granted by occupational associations and/or universities if those entities acknowledge the assessment process.

APEL.Q for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management und Innovation (MI Swiss):

The APEL.Q for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from the Swiss Institute for Higher Education in Management and Innovation (MI Swiss) is implemented with competency criteria that are supported by the London Academy of Sciences and mapped to standards for Senior Leaders published and recognized by the UK government and acknowledged by partner universities.

Through a 3-step process, which includes (1) portfolios detailing experience and work processes, (2) End Point Assessment, and (3) Capstone Projects, students can receive a dual degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) within months, saving 85% of learning time and 80% of costs compared to full-time learning processes in Europe.

The APEL.Q program at MI Swiss is the world’s first independently implemented APEL.Q, featuring competency criteria supported by the London Academy of Sciences and aligned with standards for Senior Leaders recognized by the UK government.

Competency used for evaluating APEL.Q leads to an MBA.

The complete qualifications framework used to evaluate APEL.Q was designed by the UK government in order to ensure recognition and effectiveness in the workplace, with the assistance of councils such as 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, XPO Logistics.

Benefits and Differences
1. Earn your Master of Business Administration – MBA within 9 months
  • The APEL.Q process acknowledges accumulated experiences that align with the master-level requirements of senior leadership positions, allowing direct transfer to the Capstone Project stage with our university partners. Candidates can receive their final results within 9 months, provided they adhere to the program’s framework and submit the required documentation.
2. All degrees and assessment criteria are fully accredited
  • All assessment criteria are mapped to Senior Leader standards and published and recognized by the UK government.
  • Assessment criteria are recognized in the workplace with the participation of various assessment councils from CMI, Acivico, Agillisys, Anglo Educational, Balfour Beatty, Barchester Healthcare, Barclays Bank, Boots UK Ltd, BBC, Civil Service, Codegent, Co-op, Evolution Partnership, HMRC, Kinnerton Confectionery, NISA Retail Limited, One Stop, Opus Building Services, Sainsburys, Santander UK plc, Serco, Umi Digital / Anglo Educational, Virgin Media, ILM, TUI, Markerstudy, Babcock, Gateshead Council, Lifetime.
  • Earn the Senior Leader Certification from the London Academy of Sciences (optional): Certify the expertise equivalent to Senior Leaders in accordance with the United Kingdom government’s Level 7 RQF qualifications framework. The London Academy of Sciences granted competency certification in accordance with the UK government’s competency standards and recommendations.
  • Receive a Master of Business Administration from the University of Information Technology and Management (UITM Poland), maintaining the same standards, competencies, and outcomes as traditional students. All partner universities are fully accredited.
3. Saving 90% of study time:

Instead of full-time studying for 1.5 to 2 years in Europe, with the APEL.Q process for Master of Business Administration, you only have 02 activities and 01 course as below:

  • Activity 1: Submit Portfolios to the LAS
  • Activity 2: Complete the End-Point Assessment and submit it to LAS
  • Course: Study and complete Capstone Projects at Paris-U
4. Saving 80% on tuition fees and no lost policy:
  • You only have to pay 20% of the total tuition fees compared to the cost of studying and living as a full-time student in Europe. Please contact us for more details.
  • The NO-LOST policy is an exclusive policy for APEL.Q candidates at the MI Swiss, ensuring that candidates will not incur APEL.Q fees if they fail to meet the requirements.
5. Transparent & No extra fees
  • APEL.Q is a completely fair and transparent process. We assure you that no costs will be incurred without being announced.
About University of Information Technology and Management (UITM), Poland

The University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów stands as a beacon of excellence in Poland’s educational landscape. Its innovative technologies and teaching methodologies ensure student satisfaction with the quality of education provided.

  • Officially recognized by the Ministry of National Education of Poland under License No. 81, UITM has consistently held top positions in nationwide rankings, establishing itself as one of the premier non-public universities in the country.
  • Ranking as the best university in Poland based on the ranking of U-MultiRank.
  • The first university in Poland to have an Aviation Management faculty, it is one of only four universities in Europe to offer it.

This video will guide you through the process of verifying the accreditation, rankings, and general information of UITM, providing a comprehensive overview of its credentials and achievements:

Application Criteria

To apply APEL.Q assessment, learners need to meet the following requirements:

Diploma APEL.Q Bachelor APEL.Q Master APEL.Q Doctorate
1 High School
Level 3 EQF
10 years Not Applicable Not Applicable
2 Certificate Level 4
Level 4 EQF
5 years 20 years Not Applicable
3 Diploma Level 4
Level 5 EQF
5 years 15 years Not Applicable
4 Bachelor
Level 6 EQF Diploma
Immediately 10 years Not Applicable
5 Master
Level 7 EQF Diploma
N/A Immediately 10 years
6 Doctor
Level 8 EQF
N/A N/A Immediately

APEL.Q results and Degrees awarded

After the completion of the APEL.Q program, candidates will receive:

1. The APEL.Q Report recognizes the competency mapping with the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

After the End Point Assessment, APEL.Q candidates will receive the APEL.Q report that analyzes and certifies the competency of the APEL.Q candidacy as equivalent to a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Subjects with recognized results include:

Note: After the End-Point Assessment (EPA), candidates will receive the APEL.Q Report. This report is used solely for the recognition of the academic level and for registration at the Capstone Projects stage of the partner universities.

  • APEL.Q Assessment Report is a document that evaluates candidates’s competency corresponding to Level 7 RQF (Master). APEL.Q helps the MI Swiss’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 MI Swiss.
2. Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UITM Poland:
  • The degree is equivalent to that of regular global students of UITM Poland.
  • The degree is issued by UITM with the result based on the consult of Center of Life Long Learning (Centrum Kształcenia Lifelong Learning).
3. Senior Leader Certification by The London Academy of Sciences (additional)

Certify the expertise equivalent to Senior Leader according to the Level 7 RQF qualifications framework of the UK government. Certification of competence issued by The London Academy of Sciences in full compliance with the UK government’s competency regulations and guidelines with:

Content Code (UK Gov Code) Notes (Quoted verbatim from the UK government)
Level of expertise in labour market Senior Leader A Chartered Manager is someone who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term organisational success, with the professional recognition of their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development.
Level of competency Level 7 RQF A leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, and this can include formal governance/director responsibilities. They are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They take into account market trends and environmental influences, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. Through inclusive leadership, they are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results.

They are a role model, with responsibility for those in senior positions/significant organisational budgets.
Professional strategic leaders in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation, who lead, manage and direct organisations. Specific job roles may include: Senior Leader, Section Leader, Executive, Director, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, senior military officer, HE Registrar and Head of Department/Faculty.

Competency Recognition Code ST0480 Version: 1.0
Date updated: 07/04/2022
Approved for delivery: 8 October 2015
Route: Business and administration
LARS Ref. Code (Learning aim reference service) 236
The body in charge of developing and approving the competency criteria for APEL.Q process Ofqual (UK.Gov) Ofqual only recognizes the competency criteria used by the Academy of Sciences for the APEL.Q process
Panel of experts involved in the development of the capacity framework The State Council in combination with the academic council and expert panel at the enterprise helps to increase the validity of the evaluation criteria. Tata Steel, Covance, Fera, Photo Centric, Astra Zeneca, Unilever, GSK, Croda, Pfizer, 2sfg, teva runcorn, BASF, nufarm, Grimsby hospital, Health education England
The UK government’s maximum funding £18000 Only applicable to UK citizens with certain specific conditions.

Note: The Senior Leader Certification is a Professional Certification from LAS. The Senior Leader Certification is not a work permit, not a practice certificate, nor is it an academic degree.

The APEL.Q Process

The assessment consists of the subsequent:

1. Portfolio Submission
  • Submit your portfolio
  • MI Swiss will evaluate your portfolio
2. End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Complete the End Point Assessment with the guides and support from the MI Swiss.
  • Receive APEL.Q report from MI Swiss.
  • Transfer the End Point Assessment result from MI Swiss to the partner university
3. Capstone Project & Postgraduate courses (if any)
  • Complete the capstone course(s) and Swiss Micro Credential (if any)
  • Graduate & get degrees from VERN University & SIMI Swiss.
Resit & Retake

During the End-Point Assessment (EPA) evaluation, if the assessment board concludes that the candidate has not met the requirements, there are still ample opportunities for the candidate to supplement evidence and/or competencies to pass the EPA. The unsuccessful profiles will be categorized into two groups: (1) Those requiring additional evidence (Resit) and (2) Those needing to enhance competencies/knowledge (Retake).

1. For records requiring additional evidence (Resit):

  • The maximum number of Resit times is 2 times.
  • Resit fee for 1 time: 200 CHF.
  • If unsuccessful, the EPA refund policy applies after two unsuccessful Resit times.

2. For records with additional capacity requirements (Retake):

  • The maximum number of Retake is 1 time.
  • Retake fee for 1 time: 300 CHF.
  • If unsuccessful, the EPA refund policy applies after an unsuccessful Retake.

For more details, please refer to Resit and Retake process.

Refund policy
Stage End-Point Assessment Refund Capstone Fee Refund
Application Fee Non-refundable N/A
Withdraw 2 weeks before the programme starts and
Applicants have not submitted the Portfolio
100% N/A
Withdraw 1 week before the programme starts and
Applicant have not submitted the Portfolio
75% N/A
At the beginning of the programme and
Applicants have not submitted the Portfolio
50% N/A
One week after the programme starts 25% N/A
Two weeks after the programme starts Non-refundable N/A
Fail after 2 proof additions (Resit) 50% N/A
Fail after 1 capacity enhancement
90% N/A
Capstone Project Non-refundable Non-refundable
Resits and Retake Capstone Project Non-refundable Non-refundable

50% discount on fees for disadvantaged group (Applies globally)

APEL.Q is a special humanitarian program born in the context of epidemics, wars and crises, when people are forced to immigrate or lose documents to prove their education and abilities. With such nature, the program always creates the best conditions for candidates in difficult circumstances and disadvantaged people who have been directly affected by war and crises.

Scope of application:
Disadvantaged group are people who face disadvantages in life. According to UNESCO’s definition, disadvantaged group include:

  • People with disabilities;
  • People in particularly difficult circumstances;
  • Pregnant women;
  • People over 60 years old;
  • People with limited mobility;

Policy for those people:

  • Support 50% of the entire APEL.Q cost for the End-Point Assessment phase;
  • In case of failure in the End-Point Assessment, the disadvantaged people will receive a 100% refund;
  • In case the disadvantaged people wishes to switch to the traditional training model with the Master’s program of the partner university, the disadvantaged people will be supported to continue 50% of all fees.

The MI Swiss wants to join hands to partially support the disadvantaged community with policies that span the globe and apply to all programs.

NO-LOST Policy

The NO-LOST policy is an exclusive policy for APEL.Q candidates of the Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management und Innovation (MI Swiss), ensuring that candidates will not incur APEL.Q fees if they do not meet the requirements. This policy applies when a candidate does not pass the APEL.Q process and chooses not to apply the Refund policy:

  • Applicants can transfer 100% of the tuition fees they have paid, including the Application Fee, to any program at MI Swiss’s partner universities, and this program must be carried out by MI Swiss and/or SIMI Swiss.
  • Applicants can choose any major/ programme in the system of MI Swiss’s partner universities. The new major/ programme can be different from the previous APEL.Q major/programme.
  • Applicants can choose any programme that MI Swiss’s partner universities have.
APEL.Q and Academic Support

According to the guide of EU and APEL.Q policy, candidates must be solely responsible for the entire APEL.Q process. However, MI Swiss understands that with support from the MI Swiss and its partners, the process of providing evidence will be more accurate, time-saving and easier for professional councils to evaluate.

Our partner will support you during the APEL.Q process and Capstone Project. There is no additional cost incurred, please kindly note that your work should be done by yourself, the MI Swiss’s 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 find false or inaccurate competency proofs in your application.

There is an information connection through the MI Swiss’s End-Point Assessment (EPA) system between the MI Swiss’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 application at a time and cannot submit in more than one country.

MI Swiss will help you to:
  1. Consult the APEL.Q process;
  2. Help you self-evaluate your qualifications successfully before submitting your APEL.Q application;
  3. Provide complete information such as regulation, competency standard and liability disclaimer.
  4. Instruct to prepare the APEL.Q Application form;
  5. Instruct to work on and submit the Portfolios (including evidence);
  6. Instruct End-Point Assessment;
  7. Have a supervisor for the Capstone Project during study and do the Capstone Project with the University.

Scientific partners will only support you, absolutely not take over your work.

No support fee:

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 partners shall not commit anything that is not under their authority. Please refer to the disclaimer for more information.

Graduation and Ceremony & visit campuses

The APEL.Q process consists of two stages and each stage is independently responsible by MI Swiss and University Partners. The responsibility of MI Swiss will end after successful transfer of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) results to University Partner and seeking the recognition from the University Partner. After University Partner has recognized the EPA results, the candidate officially becomes a student of University Partner and can participate in the final stage (Capstone Projects and or dissertation).

Depending on the Partner University event schedule, candidates can participate in the graduation ceremony held in Europe or other locations chosen by the University Partner. 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 will be delivered to the local partner. Candidates can come to the local partner’s office to pick up their degree.

As a student through APEL.Q, during the study time, you are not eligible to visit the campuses of our university partners, cannot obtain a student visa, and will not receive an invitation letter from a university partner to enter the country where the university partner is located.

The APEL.Q qualifications framework for MBA

The entire qualifications framework is used to evaluate APEL.Q for the MBA program is advised by London Academy of Sciences and mapping with standard for apprenticeship which is recognized by the United Kingdom government with the participation of a variety of councils such as 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 Master of Business Administration program (MBA), at Level 7 in accordance with the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF):

Level Qualifications Framework Equivalent qualifications
7 Level UK (RQF) Level 7 Diploma
Level 7 NVQ
Postgraduate Diploma
11 Scotland Level (SCQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
Master The Frameworks for High Education Qualifications of UK (FHEQ) Integrated master’s degree, for example master of engineering (MEng)
master’s degree, for example master of arts (MA), master of science (MSc)
7 European Level (EQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
9 Australian Level (AQF) Masters Degrees
9 African Level (ACQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
7 ASEAN Level (ARQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma

Detailed competency framework (We will keep the original version provided by the UK government):

Knowledge What is required
Strategy Knows how to shape organisational vision, culture and values. Understands organisational structures; business modelling; diversity; global perspectives; governance and accountability; the external environment, social, technological and policy implications. Understands new market strategies, changing customer demands and trend analysis.
Innovation & Change Understands innovation; the impact of disruptive technologies (mechanisms that challenge traditional business methods and practices); drivers of change and new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people and culture and sustainability.

Knowledge of systems thinking, knowledge/data management, and programme management.

Enterprise & Risk Knowledge of ethics and values based leadership; regulatory environments, legal, H&S and well-being and compliance requirements; corporate social responsibility; risk management, environmental impact and cyber security. Understands competitive strategies and entrepreneurialism, approaches to effective decision making, and the use of big data and insight to implement and manage change.
Finance Understands financial strategies including scenarios, modelling and identifying trends, application of economic theory to decision-making, and how to evaluate financial and non- financial information. Understands financial governance and legal requirements, and procurement strategies.
Leading & Developing People Knowledge of organisational/team dynamics and how to build engagement and develop high performance, agile and collaborative cultures. Understands approaches to strategic workforce planning including talent management, learning organisations, workforce design, succession planning, diversity and inclusion.
Developing Collaborative Relationships Understands large scale and inter-organisational influencing and negotiation strategies. Knowledge of the external political environment and use of diplomacy with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders. Understands working with board and company structures. Knowledge of brand and reputation management.
Skills What is required
Strategy Use of horizon scanning and conceptualisation to deliver high performance strategies focusing on growth/sustainable outcomes. Sets a clear agenda and gains support from key stakeholders. Able to undertake research, and critically analyse and integrate complex information.
Innovation and Change Initiates and leads change in the organisation, creates environment for innovation and creativity, establishing the value of ideas and change initiatives and drives continuous improvement. Able to manage conflict. Manages partnerships, people and resources effectively, and measures outcomes. Acts where needed as a Sponsor, championing projects and transformation of services across organisational boundaries.
Enterprise and Risk Challenge strategies and operations in terms of ethics, responsibility, sustainability, resource allocation and business continuity/risk management. Application of principles relating to Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance, Regulatory compliance. Drives a culture of resilience and supports development of new enterprise and opportunities.
Finance Oversees financial strategies/management, results and setting organisational budgets, and challenges financial assumptions underpinning strategies. Is accountable for decisions based on relevant information e.g. Key Performance Indicators/scorecard. Uses financial data to allocate resources. Oversees procurement, supply chain management and contracts.
Engaging Employees Uses personal presence and “storytelling” to articulate and translate vision into operational strategies, demonstrating clarity in thinking and using inspirational communication. Creates an inclusive culture, encouraging diversity and difference. Gives and receives feedback at all levels, building confidence and developing trust, and enables people to take risks.
Leading and Developing People Enables an open and high performance working, and sets goals and accountabilities for teams and individuals. Leads and influences people, building constructive working relationships across teams, using matrix management where required. Ensures workforce skills are utilised, balancing people and technical skills and encouraging continual development.
Building Collaborative Relationships Manages complex relationships across multiple and diverse stakeholders. Builds trust and rapport, with ability to positively challenge. Leads beyond area of control/authority, and able to influence, negotiate and use advocacy skills to build reputation and effective collaborations.
Behaviours What is required (developed and exhibited in the workplace)
Leads by Example Has high levels of self-awareness, emotional and social intelligence, empathy and compassion, and able to identify mental well-being in others. Works collaboratively enabling empowerment and delegation. Acts with humility and authenticity, is credible, confident and resilient.
Judgement and Challenge Takes personal accountability aligned to clear values. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to challenge when making decisions and solving problems. Instils confidence demonstrating honesty, integrity, openness, and trust.
Courage & Curiosity Is confident and brave, willing to innovate, seeks new ideas and looks for contingencies. Manages complexity and ambiguity, comfortable in uncertainty, and is pragmatic.
Valuing Difference Engaging with all – is ethical and demonstrates inclusivity, recognising diversity, championing, and enabling cultural inclusion. Empowers and motivates to inspire and support others.
Professional Reflects on own performance, demonstrates professional standards in relation behaviour and ongoing development. Advocates the use of good practice within and outside the organisation.

Evidence & Portfolios
Direct Evidence

Certificates and Diplomas

You can provide various types of certificates and diplomas that you have accumulated:

  • Diplomas, certificates
  • Result confirmations
  • Courses organized by businesses (with certificates)

Job-related documents

You can provide documents and records that you have accessed or developed during your work:

  • Photos, diagrams, charts, processes…
  • Reports
  • Written documents
  • Projects
  • Goals
  • Products or works that you have acquired

Records of Business Activities

Documents arising from the business activities that you can provide:

  • Notes
  • Emails
  • Completed records, documents
  • Contracts, agreements at the workplace
  • Contracts with customers

Other documents

You can provide other evidence arising from everyday life:

  • Published articles
  • Awards from professional associations, communities…
Indirect Evidence


You can provide records (forms or documents with filled information) including:

  • Work logs
  • Records
  • Scientific articles
  • Blog posts, social media articles…


You can provide communication emails with relevant parties to demonstrate corresponding capabilities:

  • Customer feedback
  • To-do lists
  • Documents demonstrating “writing and communication” skills

Supporting letters

You can provide letters confirming your capabilities from:

  • Business owners
  • Community, associations
  • Those who have worked with you (colleagues, partners…)
Liability Disclaimer
General information
  • The APEL.Q process is an independent process implemented by the MI Swiss. According to EU regulations and international standards, the APEL.Q process is executed to ensure transparency, fairness, independence, and efficiency, following the stipulations and guidelines. However, it is not a program under the government and does not receive financial support, scholarships, etc., from the government.
  • MI Swiss’s APEL.Q process is independent and recognized by partner universities, but it is not subject to intervention or control by partner universities or any third parties. MI Swiss conducts the APEL.Q accreditation and makes decisions. The partner universities only accept and recognize the results after MI Swiss has completed the APEL.Q Assessment Report.
  • The APEL.Q result, assessed by MI Swiss along with accompanying documents and certificates, is used solely to assist partner universities in recognizing corresponding capabilities within the training program to transition to the final stage (Capstone Projects), thereby saving time and costs. MI Swiss’s APEL.Q results are not professional certificates, job recognitions, position/title recognitions, degrees, or any similar forms.
  • The partner university is the institution that confers degrees. MI Swiss does not award academic degrees (degree, academic diploma) in any form to candidates applying for the APEL.Q process.
  • Students may not use the APEL.Q Assessment Report to transfer to universities other than the partner university or universities officially recognized by MI Swiss in writing.
  • After having their capabilities recognized by the partner university, candidates are now official students of the partner university and proceed to the Capstones Projects stage. Students are obligated to adhere to the regulations set by the partner university during the Capstones Projects and fulfill related responsibilities before and after graduation. MI Swiss’s responsibility ends once candidates are confirmed as official students by the partner university and enter the Capstones Projects stage.
  • Both MI Swiss and the partner university do not commit to anything beyond their jurisdiction and decision-making authority, and they are not responsible for the use of the diploma, diploma recognition in the workplace and country, career advancement, settlement opportunities, employment opportunities, etc., after graduation.
  • MI Swiss has the right to immediately cancel the APEL.Q results without refunding any fees if the candidate violates the agreed-upon principles before applying for the APEL.Q process.
  • If a candidate provides forged evidence or inaccurate information in the APEL.Q portfolio, MI Swiss and the partner university have the right to invalidate the results (including APEL.Q results and issued diplomas, if any). In this case, LAS and the partner university will not refund any fees or incurred costs (if any) in any form, and the candidate is responsible for all risks and damages caused by forgery and inaccurate information.
  • During and after the candidate’s learning process and the completion of Capstone Projects, the partner university has the right to revoke the student status, withhold the diploma, or revoke the issued diploma if the candidate violates the agreed-upon principles, signed regulations, and academic integrity.
  • MI Swiss reserves the right to accept or reject the APEL.Q portfolio of the candidate.
  • The prescribed timeline for the entire process is 9 months, ensuring that candidates submit complete portfolios and meet the deadlines for End-Point Assessment and Capstone Projects. Cases of non-compliance with the predefined timeline will not receive the graduation confirmation letter and/or diploma within the 9-month period. Students will receive the graduation confirmation letter within 1 month from the date of Capstone Projects results, and the diploma will be shipped to the authorized representative unit in the country within 2 months. The actual delivery time depends on the university’s issuance process, printing time, and the transportation duration by the delivery unit.
  • The fee for the APEL.Q process does not cover graduation-related costs (if any), diploma shipping fees, and other expenses unrelated to the APEL.Q process.
  • The APEL.Q registration fee is non-refundable in any form.

 Candidates are encouraged to thoroughly check and obtain information from reliable sources before registering for the MI Swiss APEL.Q process.

MI Swiss and the partner university do not commit to:
  • No commitment that participating in APEL.Q process is qualified and can take part in the program’s final stage from the partner university if candidates do not meet the standards and regulations.
  • No commitment that participating in the final stage is able to get the degree/diploma if candidates do not meet the academic standards, financial obligations and related regulations from the partner university.
  • No commitment about the degree/diploma usage process after the partner university issued, including the recognition in the workplace and the country where the degree is used.
  • No commitment about immigration, job promotion, easy to get a job, student visa or tourism before/during/after graduation and get a diploma/degree.

MI Swiss and its partners do not commit to anything beyond their jurisdiction.

The Qualifications Framework Code

The framework for APEL.Q is aligned with the standard of apprenticeship issued by the UK Government.


At the beginning
After the LOA
When EPA Fails
After APEL.Q report

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    About UITM Poland


    The University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów (UITM) is highly regarded in Poland for its exceptional educational standards, underscored by innovative technologies and teaching methods that ensure student satisfaction. Esteemed for its leadership in national university rankings and the only institution in Podkarpacie recognized for its international caliber, UITM credits its success to its dedicated community, spanning both faculty and students, embodying the core of its achievements.

    • Officially recognized by the Ministry of National Education of Poland under License No. 81, UITM has consistently held top positions in nationwide rankings, establishing itself as one of the premier non-public universities in the country.
    • Ranking as the best university in Poland based on the ranking of U-MultiRank.
    • The first university in Poland to have an Aviation Management faculty, it is one of only four universities in Europe to offer it.


    UITM is one of the top universities in Poland:

    • Rankings:UITM is renowned as a leading non-public university in Poland, consistently securing top spots in national rankings and exemplifying excellence in education.
    • Awards:UITM’s teaching quality and reputation are underscored by numerous prestigious awards, affirming its position as a distinguished university.
    • Competitions:UITM’s faculty and students consistently earn top awards in both national and international competitions.
    • International university: UITM is unique in the Podkarpacie region and one of the few in Poland recognized globally.
    • Modern education and management systems: UITM has introduced innovative systems to improve education and efficiency, leading to notable advancements and achievements.


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