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    Recognition of Prior Learning Programme

    This three-month programme aims to build a pool of mentor facilitators who can support and guide individuals wishing to pursue third level education through measuring and gaining academic value for the prior learning and experience.

    During this course you will:

    • Undertake a part-time blended learning programme
    • Learn about RPL (recognition of prior learning), the relevant policies, systems and procedures and how to navigate them
    • Gain mentoring and facilitation skills
    • Learn how to critique an RPL submission for a candidate
    • Have access to additional online learning activities and materials
    • Benefits for you and your company
    • A QQI Level 7 Special Purpose Award (15 ECTS)
    • Become qualified to mentor and facilitate someone wishing to make an RPL submission to an academic institution
    • Gain a broad understanding of typical RPL processes within academic institutions and be able to help others navigate these to ensure prior experience and learning is recognised
    • In-house skills and requisite knowledge to effectively mentor, motivate, facilitate and navigate a complex system to help your employees to upskill
    • Ability to retain valuable employees and offer them upskilling opportunities previously inaccessible to them
    • Future-proofing by building a pipeline of qualified employees

    This programme is aimed at:

    • Those working in HR, L&D, career guidance, life coaches or managers of teams
    • Those whose current work involves staff development & training, work-based learning or managing staff ‘reward & retention’ systems
    • Strong communicators wanting to develop their mentoring and facilitation skills
    • Those interested in enabling others access to lifelong learning opportunities
    • Those motivated by the idea of helping others reach their potential
    • Existing RPL practitioners or those interested in RPL

    Grant-aided fees are available to those working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in Republic of Ireland.

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