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What is recognition of prior learning (RPL)?

Created: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:26
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessment which may allow learners to gain formal recognition (certification) for knowledge, skills and competence that they already have, howsoever acquired.

Under their quality assurance agreement with QQI, policy on Access, Transfer and Progression, all providers will have statements on their RPL arrangements, if any, for entry to a programme, credit towards an award and access to an award.

RPL may require the learner to demonstrate or prove their learning through interview and/ or through compiling a portfolio.

RPL may allow the learner to: