Step 1: If you wish to be awarded credit for APL you should in the first instance discuss the matter with the Admissions Office, who will give you advice regarding the University’s APL procedures and ensure you are directed towards the relevant Subject Assessor. They will also ensure that you have the appropriate APL application form.
The forms available are:
Step 2: The Subject Assessor is the member of academic staff within a Faculty responsible for admissions into the programme/pathway concerned. S/he may request additional information, e.g. details of an original course syllabus and/or the assessment methods. In the case of applications for Advanced Standing the Subject Assessor will access your records from the University’s student information database (SITS).
Step 3: The Subject Assessor will verify that your application form meets the University’s APL principles (see below) and that the evidence of prior learning is complete. If the application is not in accordance with the principles, or if evidence (in the form of award certificate(s), transcript(s) or, in the case of experiential learning, a portfolio of evidence) is missing, the Subject Assessor will inform you of the discrepancy in writing.
Step 4: APCL or APEL The Subject Assessor carries out the following actions to determine whether you are eligible for APL towards a Liverpool Hope University award, documenting each action on the pro-forma (APL2). S/he will:
Step 4: Advanced Standing: The Subject Assessor will access your previous records and assess whether you are eligible for advanced standing, documenting action on the pro-forma ADS2. S/he will:
Step 5: For all APL applications the Subject Assessor will recommend to the relevant Dean either:
Step 6:.The Dean will ensure that all decisions relating to your application for APL are formally recorded and, if your APL request has been successful, will consult with the Registrar’s Office on the implications of the decision for matters such as the algorithms for calculation of degree classification or award of merit or distinction at Masters level, etc.
Step 7: Following the Dean’s decision, the Admissions Office will inform you of the decision formally in writing.
Step 8: The APL Assessment Panel will meet to receive and monitor the decisions on all undergraduate and postgraduate requests for APL.