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Admission procedures are standardised. Applicants may apply to be admitted to do a full course or selected modules in a course. Upon application for admission participants may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment either to seek exemption from doing modules which they are convinced they already have competencies in and transfer credits, or for admission into courses. Details on admission procedures and Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment can be obtained from the nearest IDM office. Applications should reach IDM at least six weeks before the start of the course for Certificate and Diploma courses and four weeks for short courses. All courses shall be run subject to a minimum number of applications.

IDM recognises both formal and non-formal prior learning and shall determine its equivalence to certificate and diploma courses. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be through access (to satisfy admission requirements) and credit transfer. In line with the IDM Academic Regulations, credit transfer not exceeding 33 % of the total credits for a certificate and diploma course is allowed thus leading to a shorter period of learning than it would normally be the case. Documentation for RPL shall be submitted with admission applications. Participants, wishing their prior learning to be recognised, can obtain more information from IDM offices

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