WHAT IS APEL? NEW ADMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENT!
APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning)
What is Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning?
A systematic process that involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning, i.e. knowledge, skills and attitudes, to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study and/or award of credits.
APEL established to provide an alternative entry to those who have less formal education sufficient to pursue higher.APEL encourage individuals to improve their knowledge continually leading to the award of a formal qualification certificate. This in turn will provide a better chance in the career development of the individual.
APEL provides an opportunity for individual with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their studies in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). In general, knowledge obtained through formal education and working experience will be both assessed in APEL’s assessment.
At the moment, APEL in Malaysia can only be used as an entry requirement to HEI's for the following levels of qualification;
|1.||Level 3 MQF (Certificate);|
|2.||Level 4 MQF (Diploma);|
|3.||Level 6 MQF (Bachelors Degree); and|
|4.||Level 7 MQF (Masters Degree).|
What kind of postgraduate programme that acccept APEL A as admission requirement?
Eligibility for Masters by research, Mixed-mode and Coursework according to field of study listed by MQA.
Eligibility for Admission to the Masters Degree.
- A Malaysian citizen;and
- More than 30 years old on 1 Janurary in the year of application; and
- At least STPM / Diploma / equivalent qualification; and
- Relevent at least 10 years work experience / priop experiential learning;and
- Pass the APEL assestment
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