Recognition Of Prior Learning

People solutions has developed a streamlined Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL) process which focuses on assisting the learner to gather evidence and complete a Portfolio of Evidence.

What is RPL?

tree rings v2Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process whereby, through assessment, credit is given to learning which has already been acquired in different ways.

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process that allows a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Through a process of assessment learners receive recognition for all the skills and knowledge that they have gained over the years.

It is not important as to how they got the knowledge and the skill, all that is important is that they can demonstrate to an assessor that they are competent.

At the end of the assessment process, each candidate is issued with credits for the learning that they have been able to display. These credits are linked to SAQA-registered qualifications. Through RPL, a candidate could earn credit for a few unit standards or a full qualification. RPL recognises any learning that the candidate has acquired, whether it was from formal training, workplace experience, or general life experience.

Benefits of RPL

  • RPL is a quick way to obtain a full qualification
  • It saves a lot of time as the learners do not need to be out of the work place for long periods of time.

Through the process learners develop the following skills:

  • Research Skills
  • Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Time Management Skills


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