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Start: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021 at 10:00am

End: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021 at 12:30pm

This free 2 and 1/2 hour online interactive workshop via Zoom is designed for those with little or no knowledge of Recognition of Prior Learning.

The workshop will look at real life cases where RPL has been used and offer participants to opportunity to assess what an RPL submission should contain and review some practical examples to assess what evidence would be required to make a claim for RPL. By the end of the workshop you should have:

  • increased your knowledge and awareness of RPL including credit transfer
  • considered RPL processes and procedures and how they might work in practice
  • improved your understanding of the processes used by institutions to recognise prior learning
  • discussed the role of the RPL facilitator and some examples of good practice in supporting learners through the process

Broad outline of the workshop:

  • Types of RPL, basics, key features & resources
  • Supporting and Facilitating RPL, finding evidence
  • RPL Profiling
  • Policies and Procedures, Quality Assurance
  • Accessing the online workshop
An Introduction to Recognition of Prior Learning workshop

SCQF Development Officer, Fiona Garry introduces the Introduction to Recognition of Prior Learning workshop and details the benefits of attending.


Ahead of the workshop participants will be sent some pre-workshop activities and a suite of essential resources that they will need to access during the workshop. To be able to take part in the workshop participants will need to complete the pre-workshop activities in advance of the workshop which should take no more than 30 minutes. This includes a short exercise to gauge participants current use of RPL and a short introductory video about the SCQF Partnership. Completing these exercises in advance will allow the workshop to focus on practical exercises and activities. Also included in the resources will be a Zoom user guide to ensure that delegates are confident in their ability to participate.


To take part in this online workshop you will need to access the video conferencing platform Zoom. You do not need to have a Zoom account to join an online workshop. Due to the interactive nature of the workshop and their restricted functionality unfortunately phones and tablets would not be suitable devices to use. We recommend a PC, laptop or MAC for the best experience.

We will send you a guide on how to access our workshops online in due course however if you have any concerns or are unsure as to whether this workshop will meet your needs please email us at

A great workshop which describes the different types of RPL and with practical application using cases that demonstrate how it works! Very informative!

AM Rennie, NES

Very informative and enjoyable session with an interesting cross section of agencies represented. Ideal opportunity to share learning.

Fiona Kennedy, University of the West of Scotland

The facilitators were hands on. The collaboration between the two of them emphasised team work which is required in recognition of prior learning in any organisation that seeks to achieve this.

Thelma Okey-Adibe

A worthwhile training course for anybody interested in understanding RPL and its uses in work, education and society as a whole.

Paul Allford, CITB

This session was pitched perfectly and met my expectations.

Katrina McDonald, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

A great bite-sized introduction to RPL, just what I needed to decide to take this forward further.

Grant Thoms, Stirling City Radio

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.

Martin Patterson, Scottish Police College

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

Marion McPhillips, NHS Education for Scotland


Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

All of our workshop are free however they are subject to booking terms and a cancellation policy. Full details can be found on the workshop Eventbrite registration page.

Privacy Notice

In order that we can register you for this workshop we need to collect some personal information. This will allow us to send you joining instructions & a feedback survey, issue an invoice if required, produce a delegate list and understand your job role and interests in preparation of the event.

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You also agree to take part in the online workshop using the video conferencing platform Zoom. Normally we would not record any online Zoom sessions however we may occasionally take and use screenshots of our online workshops for promotional purposes and will only do so with your express written consent. You can request for the removal of your data at any time. View our full Privacy Policy.

Start: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021 at 10:00am

End: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021 at 12:30pm

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