Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) within the Chartered Teacher programme is a means whereby experienced teachers can gain credit for their professional experience, including experience linked to award-bearing courses. There is no arrangement for direct credit of prior learning, since all credit within the Scottish Chartered Teacher scheme must be related to the Standard for Chartered Teacher. Two kinds of APL are available:
- 1 - The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has an 'Accreditation Route' to Chartered Teacher for very experienced teachers who can provide evidence related to the Standard. Access to this route is gained by applying directly to the GTCS following successful completion of Core Module 1. This route is only applicable to students who registered via the GTCS prior to August 2008.
- 2 - Universities are permitted to give APL credit up to a maximum of 50% of an award. In Chartered Teacher Studies, this means that you can gain credit for up to six modules within the M.Sc.
Further information on APL claims can be accessed via:
Frequently Asked Questions - APL
FAQs in relation to APL for the Chartered Teacher Programme can be viewed via the links below:
Chartered Teacher Course Secretary
Tel No: 0141 950 3053
Fax No: 0141 950 3210
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Strathclyde
76 Southbrae Drive