Annex C - Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
The University gives notice that it reserves the right to review its accreditation of prior learning (APL) policy each year. The rulings below relate only to applications submitted within the period 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 (but see paragraph 3 below).
This Schedule should be read together with section 2 these Regulations.
Students must note that APL will not be granted unless specific application has been made in accordance with the instructions given in the prospectus and the Student handbook
BSc in Computing and Information Systems and BSc in Creative Computing
- Under section 2 of the Detailed Regulations, students holding the qualifications detailed in the table overleaf may apply for APL and may be credited with a pass in up to a total of four full courses at Levels 1 and 2, on the basis of academic studies which they have previously followed. Applications for APL will be considered only from students who satisfy the entrance requirements for registration for the BSc degree in Computing and Information Systems or the BSc degree in Creative Computing. There is no provision for APL at Level 3.
- Students who have other relevant qualifications may also apply for APL. The University will consider such qualifications individually, in the light of the course outline, the level of examination performance and the equivalence of the course to the Level 1 or 2 courses from which APL is sought. The granting of exemptions by other higher educational or professional institutions will be noted but does not bind the University of London.
- In order for an application to be considered a student must normally have successfully completed the whole of the qualification on the basis of which he or she is claiming APL and have already received the final award for that qualification. An application from a student who has not yet received his or her award will be considered under the rules governing APL at the time that the award is finally made and not at the time that the application for APL was submitted. The award must have been received not later than 17 September if the student is applying from outside the European Union, or 17 October for a student applying from within a member country of the EU, in the year that the application for APL is submitted.
- A fee is not payable for applications for APL where APL is awarded automatically. A fee is payable for all applications which are given individual consideration. This fee is payable for each full course for which APL is requested.
- APL from the courses specified in the table below (up to a total of four full courses at Levels 1 and 2) is awarded automatically provided that the qualification has been obtained in the five years preceding the application for APL. The APL application fee is not required for APL awarded in this category.
Diploma in Computing and Information Systems and Diploma in Creative Computing
- A student who satisfies the entrance requirements for the Diploma and has gained a pass in a mathematical subject at GCE 'AS' level or an equivalent examination may apply for exemption from 001 Mathematics for business. No APL is awarded from any other subject of the Diploma examination or from the first year course in Study skills in English.