Prior Learning Assessment. To grant credits towards a certificate, diploma, or degree for learning gained through work, training, or informal experience.
Participatory Learning and Action
Parents Learning Allowance. A means tested grant of up to Â£1400 (2006/07 rate) payable to students with children.
prior learning assessment. The process of identifying and measuring skills and knowledge for the purpose of recognizing and giving credit for learning that has been acquired through formal or informal education or training, work or other life experience. PLA allows the evaluation of past learning against established academic or occupational standards so that recognition may be granted by an academic institution, occupational regulatory body, or employer.
Pre-school Learning Alliance
Prior Learning Assessment. assessment by some valid and reliable means, by a qualified specialist, of what has been learned through non-formal education, training, or experience, and that is worthy of credit in a course or program offered by an institution providing the credit.
Prior Learning Assessment. Challenge Examinations in First Year Subjects
Prior Learning Assessment. A process available at some colleges and universities by which you can earn academic credit for what you already know and can do, though the formal evaluation of a experiential or prior learning portfolio that identifies, documents, and assesses significant college-level learning acquired through informal or independent study, work experience, community service, non-credit courses, and other life experiences. PLA is based upon the belief that college-level learning is not limited to the classroom.