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Credit transfer to degrees via life and work experience ▷ Kenya News

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The process of Credit Transfer involves the determination of prior knowledge and by extension, special intelligence that can allow a student to achieve “Advanced Standing” in a course or learning process hence complete the course or learning process earlier.

It solves the old problem of a candidate having no or lacking prior academic qualifications or work experience or natural intelligence that remain ignored by universities because of long standing traditions in the admission process.

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Thousands of adults graduate based on Mature Talent. Photo: GATES Education Group
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Credit Transfer may be achieved through the following four methods:

  • Innate Gifts and Talents – A candidate produces an earth moving project or design that hinges on invention, creativity or innovation
  • Verified Work Experience involving development of an enterprise or change production – A candidate, though not formally endowed academically, uses talents and life experiences to design, develop and implement a revolutionary enterprise or inspire serious organisational change.
  • Verified academic qualifications – Candidate fulfils “total academic requirements” defined in the formal education setup and achieves Credit Point Values acceptable to an institution of higher learning
  • A combination of two or all above.
Credit transfer to degrees via life and work experience

Professor Humphrey Oborah (c) joins section of graduates during Graduation 2019. Photo: GATES.
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How does Credit Transfer take place?

The process of Credit Transfer involves use of special career and profile Matriculation Kits that produce a candidate’s academic portfolio, Intelligence and Emotional Quotient Values. So we finally have the full potential of the person and hence able to advise institutions of higher learning of the same.

Final recommendations with supporting attachments, which may include transcripts of Credit Grades, CVs, and general aptitude, are then compiled for the candidate.

It is not the same as photocopying transcripts and certificates and arriving at a university and casually asking them to “upgrade me to a degree”.

Credit transfer to degrees via life and work experience

Section of adults attending GATES Awards (Graduation) Ceremony 2019. Photo: GATES Education Group.
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Achieving degree Credit Transfer via Life and Work Experience

There are people who may not have gone through formal education but are exceeding expectations in real life.

Such people are seen as great businessmen or business-women, or researchers who produce innovation in villages without formal education.

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They can also be great leaders who make their nations or continents a pride yet they do not have formal education.

Their knowledge can be evaluated through a process known as Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). APEL generally refers to incidental prior learning which is unassessed.

Credit transfer to degrees via life and work experience

Adults join PLO Lumumba for photo session during GATES Graduation 2015. Photo: GATES Education Group.
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Such learning may be gained through unstructured experiences, arising from leisure pursuits, family experiences and work.

It also includes unassessed formal training courses. Certificates may or may not be available as evidence that the learning has taken place.

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During APEL process, a portfolio of the candidate is developed professionally and the outcomes of the portfolios are equated with usual course modules or units.

Such equation may result in exemptions of particular course units, whole course levels or the entire course (depending on the background portfolio of the candidate) hence direct award of bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees.

Credit transfer to degrees via life and work experience

Doctoral (PhD) graduates at GATES Awards Ceremony 2019. Photo: GATES Education Group.
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For cases where the candidate receives direct Credit Transfer to bachelors or masters degrees or even doctoral programmes, he or she will demonstrate immense creative and innovation value based on inherent talents or gifts, laced with life and work experience.

Our portfolio development programme will help you showcase what you have learned from professional work and on-job-training, military experience, or open source learning from the web, and general life and work experience.

Examples of such people, as testimonials, may be viewed at our website www.cael-africa.org (Africa) or www.cael.org (global).

You may also view more from our affiliates at www.giftedafrica.org or www.gatesafrica.org.

Credit transfer to degrees via life and work experience

Young gifted and adults graduate during GATES Awards Ceremony 2019. Photo: GATES Education Group.
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Recognition of Universities

The degree you will achieve must be from a member university. ACAEL works with institutions/universities that must be government accredited in their own countries and must also be listed in the UNESCO Handbook of World Universities.

This ensures that the degree you achieve is recognised, by convention, in any country hence accepted worldwide.

As a testimonial, and ahead of your registration for any programme under our Experiential Accreditation, we will provide you with evidence of government recognition of degrees of past graduates.

For more information:

Tel: + 254 788 193 427

+254 789 134 445

+ 254 731 202 847

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