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1 The awarding of credit to an individual student for achievement of, or towards, a qualification. See also accreditation of prior learning.

2 A process by which an organization or institution, such as a college or university, wins approval for one or more of its awards, involving confirmation from a panel including representatives of peer institutions that the award or awards in question meet nationally accepted standards. See also validation.

Subjects: Education.


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