A variety of learning experiences

Course Challenge and Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is assessment by valid and reliable means, and by qualified specialists, of what has been learned through non-formal education/training or experience. Such learning may be eligible for advanced standing or credit in a course or program offered by Selkirk College.

The assessment of individuals' knowledge, skills and experience enables individuals to gain recognition and credit for what they already know and can do. The goal is to improve access to post-secondary education and to recognize non-traditional ways of learning.

It is important to recognize that the key to the PLA is the learning which has occurred: not the experience itself. Applicants are guided and assisted through the process. There is a requirement to produce documentation of evidence of learning that meets the criteria for the course or program. Normal course fees apply.

Contact the appropriate school chair for more information about Prior Learning Assessment.