Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that considers if a learner can meet the specified assessment requirements through knowledge, understanding or skills that they already possess and that can contribute towards the attainment of a qualification for which they are undertaking.
The process involves deciding if a learner can meet or already possess the specified requirements, and therefore do not need to undertake a course of learning.
In considering Recognition of Prior Learning, centres should:
- Check Qualification Specifications to ascertain if RPL is permitted
- Follow the process for claiming RPL as set out in the Gateway Qualifications’ Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Process document. Centres must also have a process to assess claims before submitting these to Gateway Qualifications.
Transfer of Credit
Transfers normally take place between qualifications within one centre during the concurrent runs of the two qualifications. Where a learner transfers from one course to another, this should be notified to Gateway Qualifications in writing. The registration will be treated as a new registration and a fee will be charged for the new course.
The refund of the initial fee will be at the discretion of the Director of Finance and Operations. In circumstances not satisfactorily covered above, or other circumstances considered exceptional, the centre may write to the Gateway Qualifications’ Director of Finance and Operations, who will have the final decision in the matter.
If you have any further questions about Recognition of Prior Learning or Transfer of Credit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.