RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND INITIAL ASSESSMENT

Fixing credit for prior learning has traditional been used in Higher Education as a way to address flexible entry for those transferring form other programmes or coming from professional roles where equivalencies can be evidenced.

The QAA guidance for practice is a helpful starting point. Find at these links -

https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaas/enhancement-and-development/recognition-of-prior-learning-toolkit---worksheet-and-cards.pdf?sfvrsn=af7cf581_14

https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaas/enhancement-and-development/collection-of-recognition-of-prior-learning-case-studies.pdf?sfvrsn=7047f581_18

UVAC has excellent guidance available Find -

http://www.uvac.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/UVAC-reviews-DD-mar2018.pdf

http://www.uvac.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/UVAC-RPELprice-011119.pdf

and for Scotland Find -

https://www.qaa.ac.uk/scotland/development-projects/recognition-of-prior-learning

UCAS information Find -

https://www.ucas.com/file/233231/download?token=BBVuEuL7

Initial assessment example:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-functional-skills/teaching-support.html

While each college and university work with RPL differently - we will be adding materials for this important stage in learning.