Benefits for APEL for Credit Award

Benefits to the Learner:

  • Reduces the duplication of learning on what has already been learnt;
  • Bridges the gap between formal education and work/life experience;
  • Accelerates the completion of formal education;
  • Potential reduction in the cost of studying;
  • Obtains academic recognition for informal and non-formal learning from work/life experiences; and
  • Serves as an alternative assessment method to evaluate learner’s competencies.


Benefits to the Employer:

  • Gains recognition for training and staff development activities as well as workplace learning;
  • Reduces the amount of time required by employees to complete a qualification, thus less time away from the workplace;
  • Promotes closer collaboration between institution and industry in the development of education/training programmes that integrate the goals of the learners, employers, and institutions.