RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
RPL is referred to as the ‘principles and the processes through which the prior knowledge and or skills of a person are made visible, mediated and are assessed for the purposes of alternative access and admission, recognition and certification, or further learning and development’. In short, RPL can be regarded as an assessment process of an individual’s learning achieved outside the formal education and training environment. The main purpose is to determine and confirm the extent to which a candidate has achieved the required learning outcomes or competency standards associated with a specific qualification. The term ‘recognition’ covers acknowledgement of current competencies regardless of how, when or where learning took place. This means also recognizing learning which has its source in life and work experience, including learning gained through non-formal learning and training programmes in the workplace. The EduCatis RPL programme is intended to identify employees and potential students who accumulated employment experience relevant to administrative, management and leadership skills without having obtained formal qualifications. This include employees that are currently working or have previously worked independently or within the government, private or NGO sector.