CREDITS FOR PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (APEL)

CREDITS FOR PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (APEL)

The APEL reflects the fact that you are entitled, like anyone who has been in work, to have your previous work experience accredited with a view to securing all or part of a degree or qualification.

 

Who can apply for this?

APEL is for anyone in employment or  jobseekers educated to BAC+2 level [2nd year of higher education] and with a minimum of 3 years' continuous or intermittent experience in a managerial position, a salaried position, self-employed or in voluntary work which relate directly  to the degree or qualification concerned. 

 

Procedure: getting an APEL is a three-step process:

  • Step 1: Submit a student application/register with CRIVA [Regional Centre for the Accreditation of Prior Learning]/ € 390€=
  • Step 2: Write an essay describing your skills and experience) /enrol with ENIT/€ 2,500
  • Step 3: Get further training (where required)/enrol with ENIT/budget varies depending on one's needs

 

How can I fund an APEL? 

 Occupational status

 Funding organisations

 Salaried employee

Companies, OPCA [Joint Commission for Collective Training, OPACIF [Joint Commission for Training for Individuals on Leave of Absence], training plan

 Civil servant

Government bodies, public authorities

 Self-employed

Employment training organisations

 Other

The person concerned  themselves, Job Centre,   State , Region

 

For further information or to start applying for your APEL, please contact  CRIVA Toulouse.