Employees undertake a lot of learning in the workplace. Most of this happens informally as part of the work process and it is not usually assessed or certificated.
In most cases, this kind of learning meets the immediate needs of the employee to help them in their job but in many cases the lack of formal certification or recognition can lead to issues for individuals in the workplace such as slow or no career progression, lack of progression in their learning and duplication of learning.
As a result, employers may find that RPL can lead to increased employee retention and reduced recruitment and training costs.
Employers can use RPL to support all aspects of workforce development:
Your staff can use RPL to demonstrate previous learning and provides you with information and guidance on how to help them through the process.
The SCQF Partnership offers free workshops on RPL. These workshops are aimed at staff supporting learners through the RPL process and staff in colleges and universities who receive and assess RPL claims from learners. They focus on setting up internal systems to process claims for RPL and the support that may be needed for learners within that system.
A great bite-sized introduction to RPL, just what I needed to decide to take this forward further.
A very useful session which explored some of the key issues around RPL with similar organisations, and how RPL can be applied in different scenarios using the SCQF as a vehicle.
Friendly, informative and collaborative. Thanks
RPL learning for Employers is skilfully facilitated to help you explore the lifelong learning opportunities for your staff. This will help staff feel valued, motivated and engaged in their work