Online Course: Recognition of Prior Learning
April 17 - June 12
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education are delighted to announce that the fully online Open Course, Recognition of Prior Learning, will run from April 2023. This course has been developed in partnership with the Recognition of Prior Learning in Higher Education Project, a HCI Pillar 3 initiative, see www.priorlearning.ie for more details.
This free 6 week course is available to all staff currently working in tertiary education in the Republic of Ireland, subject to availability of places. Additional facilitator training is included so that you can become a facilitator of this course and run it in your own institution. A further commitment of five learner hours will be required for the facilitator add-on, in addition to attendance at two extra webinars over 2 weeks.
|RPL Digital Badge Schedule|
|17.04.23||Week 1||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
|24.04.23||Week 2||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
|08.05.23||Week 3||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
|15.05.23||Week 4||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
|22.05.23||Week 5||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
|29.05.23||Week 6||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
|06.06.23||Week 7 (Facilitator Badge)||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
|12.06.23||Week 8 (Facilitator Badge)||Wednesday 9.30am – 11.00am||Dr Ciara Staunton|
- Explain the concept of RPL and reflect on its application within their own setting;
- Reflect on the potential impact of RPL for an institution, its staff and students;
- Identify existing policies and consider their alignment with practice;
- Analyse the relationship between programme and module learning outcomes and the RPL candidate.
|Activity||Per week||Six Weeks|
|Live Webinar||90 min||9 hours|
|Triad meeting||60 min||6 hours|
|Independent learning||100 min||10 hours|
|Total||250 min||25 hours|
|Indicative content||Facilitator/Guest speaker|
|RPL – Setting the Scene
RPL – The European Context
RPL – The Irish Context
RPL – Processes e.g. assessment
RPL – Curriculum Design
RPL – Case studies
|Dr Ciara Staunton; guest speakers (TBC)|
|Facilitator’s Badge||Dr Ciara Staunton
Purpose: Develop capacity for delivery of Digital Badge by institution staff for institution staff
Expression of Interest
Registration is now open for the Open Course in Recognition of Prior Learning. Registration will be open until 31 March 2023.
The Open Course will be facilitator-led. Additional facilitator training is included so that you can later facilitate your own open course.
For more information, email Dr Ciara Staunton – email@example.com (Facilitator) or Dr Clare Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org (RPL in HE Project). See www.priorlearning.ie for more information.