A2-1 Identify learner needs and profiles for RPL
- What are the profiles of learners who could benefit from departmental programmes that incorporate RPL?
- How could such learners benefit from RPL?
- What is the market size for such learners?
- Potential learner profiles who could benefit from RPL are identified e.g.
- People who have been out of the education system for a long time and/or may lack formal qualifications
- Adults returning to education
- Unemployed - looking for a way to demonstrate their learning to prospective employers
- People wanting to improve upon existing qualifications
- Those wanting to re-train or change careers
- Students at colleges, higher education institutions (HEIs) and other learning and training providers
- People who have taken non-formal learning or training in the workplace or through community-based learning
- People who have gained a range of skills and knowledge through volunteering or through activities or projects within their community
- School students who have been involved in extra-curricular activities.
- Potential benefits of RPL for learners are identified e.g.
- increasing self-confidence and motivation for learning
- identifying existing skills and knowledge and areas for further development
- contribute to planning career development or a learning or training pathway
- gaining a place on a programme without the formal qualification entry requirements
- gaining credit within a programme or qualification in order to enter with advanced standing and shorten their period of study
- supporting progression within their employment or career, or support a career change
- enabling access to some postgraduate taught programmes for individuals with relevant professional experience, but without undergraduate qualifications
- The market size of learners potentially interested in RPL is estimated.