The knowledge, know-how and/or competences acquired through previously unrecognised training or experience. Source: Cedefop, 2003.
Previous but still current learning at an appropriate level for which evidence is available which may be recognised and counted toward the requirements of an award.
Skills and knowledge acquired from previous study, work or life experiences (Knight and Nestor, 2000).
Any of a number of learning experiences occurring in an adult's life that may be evaluated and applied toward academic credit. Prior learning might include work experience or training, training from the armed forces, community service, or previous post-secondary education.
Skills and knowledge acquired from previous study, work, or life experience. See also Recognition of prior learning (RPL).