Product Description The keystones for provision in the new era of Further Education will be flexibility of response, open access, equality of opportunity, and valuing and accrediting alternative ways of learning - all linked together within the concepts of providing life-long learning opportunities. The provision of APL, along with the support services needed to ensure its success, can be used as the `acid test' of whether a college is truly open and accessible to a variety of learners. Written by an experienced manager, this book offers invaluable advice for other managers and senior staff engaged in transforming their colleges to meet students' needs. Review `... an interesting and comprehensive introduction to APEL as it stands and could develop in FE.' - JFHE 18 (2) Summer 1994 About the Author Michael Field is Principal of Croydon College.