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Exploring RPL in FET (October 2021, Online)

This online event will explore the practical implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within FET providers.

The following topics will be covered:
RPL within the Provider:

  • Legislation (provider context)
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Resource Implications
  • Staffing for RPL
  • 'Location’ of RPL within the provider
  • Developing staff capacity in RPL

RPL for:

  • Access
  • Advanced Entry
  • Certification

Developing an RPL Toolkit:

  • RPL Handbook
  • Applicant Guide
  • Forms
  • Assessment instruments
  • Materials for staff Professional Development in RPL
  • Promotional materials

An RPL Journey:

  • From Screening to Certification
  • Unpacking the 4 stages of RPL : Identification, Documentation, Assessment and Certification

The target audience for this event is: those with an interest or role in the implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within FET providers.

Facilitation: This event will be hosted by FESS and will be facilitated by Anne Higgins, Quality Assurance Co-Ordinator, Galway and Roscommon ETB and Patsy Hogan, Quality Assurance Officer - Policies, Procedures, Supports and Stakeholder Engagement, Limerick and Clare ETB.

Anne Higgins has worked across Further Education and Higher Education for many years, in both teaching and managerial roles. She has extensive experience in the delivery of programmes and the assessment of learners, and as an External Authenticator. Anne is a member, and former Convenor, of the RPL Practitioner Network National Steering Group and is very active in the implementation of RPL initiatives regionally and nationally. Anne’s current role is as Quality Assurance Co-Ordinator with Galway and Roscommon ETB.

Patsy Hogan has many years’ experience working in FET, initially as an IT teacher, then a BTEI Co-ordinator and in the past five years as part of the Quality Assurance team in Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Patsy has a particular interest in the area of RPL and is involved in many local and national projects in this area.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

Event Properties

Event Date 19-10-2021 10:00
Event End Date 19-10-2021 12:00
Cut off date 18-10-2021 17:00
Capacity 70
Registered 67
Available place 3
Individual Price Free
Location Online (Link to material will be e-mailed)

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