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Key principles underpinning RPL

Key principles underpinning RPL RPL has a social justice function it is aimed at empowering learners and enabling them to access and move through the learning process, based on their prior learning and experience. RPL has an efficiency focus it aims to reduce the time learners have to spend in acquiring the qualification and this should lead to an improved utilisation of learning resources and an improvement in workplace efficiency. RPL aims to convert the intrinsic value of learning acquired by candidates into an extrinsic value in the form of…

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RPL for credit

RPL for credit RPL for credit provides for the formal award of credits for, or towards a qualification or part-qualificationregistered on the NQF. RPL for credit may only be conducted against the assessment specifications for the relevant qualification or part qualification. Candidates requiring RPL for credit must undergo an EISA conducted at a QCTO accredited assessment centre and normally would be required to go through an RPL process for access first. The Assessment Quality Partner must design and implement a tool to conduct RPL assessments at external summative assessment stage…

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RPL within the oQSf

RPL within the oQSf Candidates deserve credit or acknowledge- ment for their competences, skills and knowledge, even if these have been gained through informal education or have been acquired in the course of their working lives or in participation in society and community activities outside formal places of learning. RPL provides formal recognition for knowledge or skills gained on the job or as a result of other informal or unstructured learning experiences. Candidates might seek RPL for various reasons. There are two main forms of RPL which reflect the different…

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Processes essential to Quality RPL Services

Processes essential to Quality RPL Services A quality RPL process has many elements designed to ensure that a candidate’s learning and skills are acknowledged, valued, assessed, and recognized. Quality RPL services require processes for: step-by-step advice and guidance: that clearly sets out the process from start to finish and advising on services provided by trained personnel, on requirements for forms and documentation to be submitted, on the evidence a candidate must provide for RPL assessment, the requirements and assessment criteria for each module in the knowledge, practical skills and work…

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Principles for Quality RPL Services

Principles for Quality RPL Services Guiding Principles are essential and key to all aspects of quality. The eight guiding principles for quality delivery of RPL services, as outlined below, are meant to be referenced as a collective approach to practice, and not to be used as stand-alone principles accessible Information on processes and services is available, accessible and comprehensive, and responsive to applicant questions on processes, procedures, timelines, costs and opportunities. Reliable  /  consistent Assessment processes are well grounded  to ensure that the same results will be achieved by a…

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Specific requirements for RPL for Credit and Access to EISA

Specific requirements for RPL for Credit and Access to EISA RPL for credit provides for the formal award of credits for, or towards a qualification or part- qualification registered on the NQF. RPL for access to External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) entails a process of all evaluating and recognising all the required knowledge, skills and experience required for the qualification. In order to apply for an EISA, an applicant must submit to the accredited assessment centre: An application form Proof that the applicant has completed all the curriculum components required…

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Explain the RPL Process

Explain the RPL Process Step 1 explain the RPL Process Information is provided to help candidates understand what RPL is and the process to be followed. The aim is to help candidates determine whether RPL services offered are relevant and appropriate to their needs. The information must: Be clearly written and shows each step in the RPL process (as it relates to the candidate). Be available in print and / or electronic f State costs and time-lines. Describe roles and responsibilities of the staff involved in the RPL process and…

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Quality assurance and RPL Systems  

Quality assurance and RPL Systems Quality Assurance is a planned and systematic review process. It provides confidence that acceptable standards are being met, and aims for continuous improvement. Quality in RPL can be described as “the establishment of and adherence to policies, processes, and assessment practices that maximize candidates’ opportunities to fully and accurately demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience.” A quality RPL system ensures that a candidate’s learning is recognized regardless of where it was acquired. All learning – whether formal, informal, or non-formal – is valuable and should be…

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Intended Benefits of RPL

Intended Benefits of RPL Intended Benefits of RPL for Candidates Avoid having to spend time, energy, and resources repeating training for what they already know and can do. Reduction of time to obtain a recognised qualification by either obtaining a qualification or a statement of results and / or a work experience record. Knowledge, skills or experience gained in one environment can be recognised for a different related environment. Identify gaps in their knowledge and skills and therefore identify any learning that needs to occur to meet the requirements of…

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