Applying to UCP is easy!
To apply for a course just follow the three-step process below.
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APCL)
APCL relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study. If you have previously completed a course which is relevant to your proposed course, you should make this clear when you apply for admission. To be eligible for consideration in this way you must be able to submit certification, which shows your success in a final assessment for that course. Learning must be current i.e. completed within the last five years.
Or further evidence of updating will be required. Simple participation in a course or an attendance certificate is not sufficient.
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL)
UCP offers students mobility in their studies, by recognising learning they may have completed elsewhere, before applying to study. The Accreditation of Prior Learning processes ensure that we can take this into account when determining the modules you must study. It is important that you should identify any relevant prior learning when you apply. Should your previous study specifically relate to modules on the course you wish to undertake. We may approve a reduced programme of study, thus shortening the time it takes to obtain your award.
Where this relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study, this is called Prior Certificated Learning, and where learning has been achieved through relevant work or experience, this is referred to as Prior Experiential Learning. Claims must be approved before you commence a course.
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APEL)
It is important to understand that the APEL process does not award academic credit for experience alone, but for learning which can be shown to have been achieved through that experience. Students are required to prepare an individual case for the credit arising from their learning experiences. This normally means that a student receives support in the preparation of a portfolio, in which their claim is justified in detail and is supported by relevant evidence.
This portfolio of evidence is then submitted for assessment and the possible award of academic credit. Alternative methods of assessment of evidence may be available but need to be discussed with the appropriate Admissions Tutor.