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The Advising, Access and Success focus-area consists of three sub-units: Academic Advising (AA), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)and University Access Programmes mission (UAP).

Academic advising’s mission: Academic advisors at CTL strive to assist students in reaching success (academic, personal and career) through the provision of general academic, and career advice. The overall aim of academic advising is to help students align their career and educational plan, while developing success skills, such as time management, effective study strategies, and goal setting.  AA is provided across all faculties of the three different campuses of the UFS.

RPL’s mission: RPL as a flexible access pathway refers to the identification, assessment, and acknowledgement of an individual’s skills, and acknowledgement within the context of a specific qualification, irrespective of how and where these have been acquired.   It is the acknowledgement of skills, competencies, knowledge, and work ethos obtained through informal training, on-the-job experience and life experience when measured against specific learning outcomes. In offering flexible access, the RPL team is further committed to supporting successful candidates thorough their journey to graduation. RPL is provided in selected programmes in certain faculties.

UAP’s mission: UAP is a flexible access pathway that affords students who do not qualify for mainstream access admission requirements to university. The UAP provides students, who have a UFS Admission Point (AP) score of between 18 and 24, the opportunity to 'perform themselves into higher education'. Successful UAP students gain access, with credit recognition, to appropriate further degree studies. The UAP is offered in 2 faculties, Economic and Management Sciences and The Humanities, and presented across 5 sub-regions (locations) within the Free State province: Bethlehem, Sasolburg, Welkom, Motheo and Kwetlisong. 

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