What is APEL?

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) is a systematic process which involves the IDENTIFICATION, DOCUMENTATION, and ASSESSMENT of prior experience related to a study programme.

The APEL process involves the assessment of prior experience which are related to a study programme achieved through learning and training; life & work experiences; community services and hobbies acquired through formal, non-formal, and informal means.



The Benefit of APEL (A)

  1. Provide recognition for learning acquired from non-formal and informal sources
  2. Reduce the duplication of learning
  3. Encourage the participation of adults in higher education by recognizing their prior experiential learning
  4. Reduce time and cost for completing a study programme
  5. Increase access and widen participation for non-conventional learners
  6. Increase mobility and employability


Application Process

Flow chart: APEL (A) Certification Process
NB: Timescale for an assessment will depend on the complexity of the application.
Any Malaysian citizen who wants to further their studies using their prior experience.


What is APEL C

What is APEL(C) for credit awards?

Award of credits for the prior experiences towards a course in an accredited programme.

It provides the mechanism to recognise the individual's prior related experiences which are relevant and specific to a course within aprogramme of study.   

The Benefit of APEL C

Encourages Individual Learning System and participation of adults by recognising their prior experiences through Credit Award.

Boost self-confidence and increase the motivation to pursue continuous learning.

Provide access and recognition to Higher Qualification which are relevant and specific to a course within a programme of study.

Recognises knowledge acquired through Non-Formal and Informal sources.

Potentially reduce time, cost, and duplication of learning.



Other Matters

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Interested to join UniKL using APEL?

Get ready with these 3 questions below than contact our staff to assist your request.
  1. What courses / programme are you interested?
  2. How Old are you?
  3. How long have you been working?


Answer all above question to us at contact detail below ... and we will assist you.

Miss Khalina Kamarumtham
Tel : +603 – 2175 4112
Fax : +603 – 2175 4204
email : khalina@unikl.edu.my

Contact Us

For further information please contact

Center For Advancement & Continuing Education (ACE)
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Level 26, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
(attn. Khalina Kamarumtham)
Tel : +603 – 2175 4112
Fax : +603 – 2175 4204
email : khalina@unikl.edu.my

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