Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning. The process whereby specific learning acquired through life and/or work experience is formally assessed and its value in terms of level and credits is agreed by an educational institution.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning: An academic device that enables people to claim credit for learning carried outside of an educational institution.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning. Establishes the equivalent in formal qualifications of knowledge and ability gained through work and other experience. Can be used to assess whether an applicant meets entrance requirements, or whether they may be allowed to directly enter the second year of a degree programme.