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Prior work experience

In certain circumstances we may be able to recognise work experience you obtained before entering your training agreement. If your application is approved the duration of your agreement will be reduced by the number of days you have claimed.

Apply for credit for prior work experience

Read and fill in the credit for prior work experience guidance notes and form

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The previous work experience must have been gained within the 24 month period preceding registration.

If your training agreement is 36 months (or longer) a maximum of 12 months may be applied for. Students with a 24 month agreement may apply for up to 8 months.

To apply for credit for prior work experience, download and complete the form below and send this to us completed with the signature of your qualified person responsible for training (QPRT) at your office. Detailed guidance notes are included on the form to help you apply for your experience to be recognised.