All EntryProfile entities at providers in England where applicable
This field records where the credits recorded in EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU are as a result of APEL.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is the identification, assessment and formal acknowledgment of learning and achievement that occurred prior to entry to a course of study, but not in the context of formal education or training.
Where a provider recognises a student's prior experience and as a result the student does not need to complete part of their course, this field is returned to indicate this. This is used in combination of the EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU and EntryProfile.CRDSCM which identify the number of credits that the student is recognised as bringing in and the credit transfer scheme they are applicable to respectively.
Where a student is exempted from a module or modules on the basis of a combination of APEL and non-APEL credits, APELCRD should only be coded 01 where the APEL portion constitutes the majority of the credits.
The Open University is required to send this field for all non-English parts.
To be able to distinguish between those students bringing over previously awarded credits and those entering with Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
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