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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Learning vs Experience

Learning vs Experience

The terms learning and experience are not synonymous For example, you may have worked for five years in the military, or as a police officer, or owned a small business. However, you will not be given credit based on the length of your experience, or the type of the experience itself. Credit will be given based on your ability to demonstrate what you have learned.

Experiential learning includes:

  • Workplace training and experience
  • Courses taken through on-the-job training or in the community
  • Military service
  • Volunteerism
  • Post-secondary course work that could not be given traditional transfer credit at UFV
  • Self-directed study
  • Travel