Flexible learning for adults

THROUGH its Micro Credential Courses (MCCs) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, or APEL (C), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is offering continuous learning opportunities for individuals who wish to upskill and expand their knowledge for professional and personal reasons.

Upon completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate MCC, participants will receive an e-certificate and the UTAR Malaysian Micro-Credential Statement (UTAR MMS), which will allow them to transfer credit when they pursue their studies at UTAR.

UTAR students who have prior working experiences and also possess relevant knowledge and skills, acquired through non-formal work-related learning experience and informal training courses, can apply for APEL (C).

UTAR Centre for Extension Education director Assoc Prof Dr Lim Jee Hock said, “The APEL (C) Centre was started in 2019. APEL (C) is a credit award granted to a student based on prior experiential learning that is relevant and specific towards a course within a programme of study.”

The award will go towards the total number of credits required by a student to graduate.

The maximum credit transfer is up to 30% of the total graduating credits of a specific programme of study.

Lim said APEL (C) was a good opportunity for adult students to enrol in higher education programmes because it recognised students’ skills and knowledge acquired through work experience and short courses attended.

“Through APEL (C), redundant learning is avoided, meaning students will spend less time and cost to complete a study programme.”

For details, log on to utar.edu.my, or call 05-468 8888 (Kampar Campus)/03-9086 0288 (Sungai Long Campus).

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