Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (Experiential or Accredited)

TELLAL recognises that learning may take place in any context and operates procedures to recognise formally, learning gained elsewhere both for admission to a programme and, where appropriate, for the award of credit which can be counted towards a qualification award requirement.

Prior learning may be certificated (from another institution/awarding body) or experiential (drawn from life/work experience). Either may be presented for assessment.

Institutional guidelines on the operation of the assessment process are detailed below:

  • Recognition of prior learning may be undertaken for the award of general credit which reflects the value and worth of the learning in absolute terms and may be used to meet admission requirements or for the award of specific credit which can be used to meet part of the requirements for an award.
  • Where the award of specific credit is sought, the prior learning must meet the essential learning outcomes of the composite or component units of study.
  • The following conditions apply to the award of credit: the maximum credit for prior learning that can be counted towards a programme qualification or award is 33%
  • The award of specific credit is given in relation to a named programme award.
  • All claims for accreditation of prior learning must be appropriately evidenced.
  • All decisions are the responsibility of the Quality Assurance and Student Experience Committee. Recommendations are made by the Internal Quality Manager.
  • TELLAL will offer guidance relating to the development of reflective practice and the production of prior learning portfolios, but the responsibility for making and preparing a claim for specific recognition of prior learning, including the provision of evidence, resides with the student.

More information and guidelines on the TELLAL RPL process will be shared once an application for qualifications is processed.

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