Accreditation of Prior Learning/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning

Students can apply for entry onto Foundation Degrees without formal qualifications.

If students have a minimum of two years recent work experience in a relevant discipline and are able to demonstrate that they have developed the necessary skills to succeed on the course then they can still be considered.

Students will be required to complete a written task which demonstrates their current experience, skills and knowledge their field of study.

Areas will include:

  • use of initiative in directing own work
  • effective time management
  • problem solving using a range of different approaches
  • presenting relevant information to others accurately, both verbally and in writing
  • awareness of current issues within the profession.

Candidates will also need a recent employer reference which substantiates evidence presented for the criteria above (if employed).

For further information please contact the Learning Partnerships Office on 01225 385499 or