Definitions for "Accreditation of Prior Learning"
The assessment and accreditation of existing learning, knowledge, skills and achievements. APL can be used to exempt candidates from some of the requirements of their NVQ standards.
Allowing previous learning to count towards a present award.
'APL' or 'APEL' (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) allows credit for previous learning and experience, usually in the form of an exemption from part of a course.