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 Assessment of Prior Learning

Are you skilled and knowledgeable, but lack qualifications? Talk to a specialist at UCOL about our assessment of prior learning service. 

Valuing skills attained in work and life

People learn valuable skills and knowledge while working, living in the community and through volunteer work. UCOL can evaluate whether certain skills and knowledge you've attained can be formally recognised and credited towards a relevant qualification.

Get a head start on a formal qualification

If you're seeking to get ahead in your career, and believe you have attained valuable skills that could be credited towards a qualification, it's possible that you wouldn't need to give up work or your time to attend training for things you already know. 

The process

  1. Chat with one of our friendly specialists
  2. Self-assess your skills and knowledge, and determine what UCOL qualification these could relate to
  3. Apply for UCOL's assessment of prior learning service (a fee applies)
  4. Collect evidence of your relevant skills, knowledge and experience
  5. Undergo formal assessment with a UCOL staff member to evaluate the evidence you've provided. Your skills may be tested (eg laboratory, kitchen or workshop skills), and you may have a professional conversation about the knowledge you bring.


Enquire today

Ready to gain the qualifications you need to progress your career? We welcome you to get in touch.

Contact: Shane Tawharu
Email: apl@ucol.ac.nz
Phone: +64 6 952 7001 extn 70368

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