Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We recognise prior learning for entry to a programme and for exemptions.  If an applicant does not meet the minimum entry requirements for a programme, they can apply for admission through recognition of prior learning.

We will review each application for entry via RPL on a case-by-case basis and meet the applicants to discuss the application, verify the evidence submitted to support the application and to decide if the applicant is suitable for the programme and vice versa.  The evidence submitted by the applicant may include some or all of the following;

  • An up-to-date CV
  • References
  • Details of training programmes attended
  • Job descriptions and relevant work experiences
  • Personal statement

We will let the applicant know the outcome of their application in writing and if the decision is not to offer a place to the applicant, the applicant has the right to appeal the decision.

We also facilitate learners in gaining exemptions if they have already achieved certification for modules of a major award. Applicants for exemptions must submit the original award certificate (not a copy) to the education coordinator who retains a copy and returns the original immediately to the applicant by registered post. The certificate must have been achieved in a timeframe in line with QQI guidelines.

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