If you have relevant qualifications at higher education level or relevant work experience, you may be eligible for advanced entry (for example, year 2 entry to one of our undergraduate degrees) via our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) scheme.
Examples of the most common forms of APL include:
You should first meet the standard entry criteria for the course you want to apply for. These are provided in our online prospectus. Suitability for APL (whether based on qualifications or experience) is assessed on an individual basis and you will be measured against the following.
Before you apply
If you are seeking admission with prior learning based on APCL, you cannot be granted more than two-thirds of the total credit requirement for the course on which you wish to register. The marks or grades obtained from accredited prior learning do not contribute to the determination of the classification of your Anglia Ruskin award.
You will need to have the following documentation to be considered for APCL.
Making your application
Course of study
To find out how APL could benefit your employees and provide recognition for your in-house training programmes, contact our Degrees at Work Team.
All APL applications are considered individually, so the review process may take longer than our published turnaround times. Thank you in advance for your patience.
If you're applying for advanced entry into courses run by our Lord Ashcroft International Business School please check the information below for details of available courses, or those with exceptions or limitations to entry.
Applications for year 2 and 3 entry welcome to all undergraduate programmes.
Applications for year 2 and 3 entry (or top-up) welcome for the following undergraduate courses.
If you're applying for advanced entry into courses run by our Faculty of Science & Technology please check the information below for details of available courses, or those with exceptions or limitations to entry.
Applications for year 2 and 3 entry welcome to all undergraduate courses.
Applications for year 2 and 3 entry welcome to the following undergraduate courses.
Please note that whilst entry onto year 2 or year 3 will be considered for all of the above, in practice, the majority of applicants will only be successful in gaining exemption from some of their first year modules.