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 Master of Sciences in Organizational Management (MSOM) from the London Academy of Sciences (LAS)
APEL.Q for the Master of Sciences in Organizational Management (MSOM) of the London Academy of Sciences (LAS) is executed using qualifications criteria published and recognized by the United Kingdom government and the Université Liberale de Paris (Paris-U).
Students can earn a Specialized Master’s of Sciences in Organizational Management (MSOM) in 9 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 Essay – Capstone Projects. 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 Université Libéral de Paris (Paris-U).
Students graduate with a Master’s of Sciences in Organizational Management (MSOM) in one of the following specializations:
- MSOM in Government Administration
- MSOM in Public Administration
- MSOM in Business
- MSOM in Hospitality
- MSOM in Hospital
- MSOM in Pharmaceutical
- MSOM in Healthcare
- MSOM in Logistics & Supply Chain
- MSOM in Human Resources
- MSOM in Finace & Banking
- MSOM in Tourism
- MSOM in Insurance
- MSOM in Engineering
- MSOM in Technology
- MSOM in Construction
- MSOM in Design
- MSOM in Information Technology
- And other majors based on Capstones Projects
The complete qualifications framework used to evaluate APEL.Q 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 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.