Aims of the guide:
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Guide is an online resource which is designed to signpost users to a range of information relevant to their needs or interests in RPL. It highlights the different ways in which RPL can be utilised and attempts to clarify some of the jargon which is sometimes used.
It is designed to support learners who may be interested in using RPL, but also providers of RPL such as colleges, universities, employers, sector skills bodies, awarding bodies or others involved in providing learning. Throughout this guide the term ‘provider’ refers to all of these types of user.
By clarifying some of the terms and uses for RPL it attempts to build a shared understanding of the common features, approaches and issues around RPL. For RPL providers it attempts to offer some guidance and examples on the implementation of RPL processes.