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B1-4 Establish clear roles and responsibilities for RPL


  • To what extent have clear roles and responsibilities for RPL been established within the department? 
  • Have staff been assigned to roles?

Good practice

  • RPL Advisor (mentor) role responsibilities include:
    • Providing initial guidance on the RPL process and liaising with the RPL Assessor on the claim (e.g. viability, nature, evidence required and type of assessment).
    • Liaising with the RPL Administrator on the process of the RPL claim.
    • Providing guidance on the gathering and presenting of evidence of learning (including academic jargon).
    • Facilitating opportunities for the applicant’s further learning and development.
    • Supporting applicants in the reflective process, for identifying learning through experience.
    • Providing unbiased constructive criticism, guidance and feedback.
  • RPL Assessor role responsibilities include:
    • Assessing RPL claims and making recommendations.
    • Identifying and mitigating risks that might affect the quality of assessment.
  • RPL Co-ordinator role responsibilities include:
    • Coordinating and monitoring RPL process at departmental level.
    • Providing the department with information and advice relating to RPL policy and procedures.
  • Programme leader responsibilities include:
    • Managing the processing of RPL claims made by students post-entry, in liaison with the RPL Coordinator and RPL Advisor and RPL Assessor as appropriate.
  • RPL administrator responsibilities include:
    • Providing advice and guidance on and co-ordinating RPL processes and signatures.
    • Monitoring and recording of RPL claims.
  • Assessment board responsibilities include: 
    • Considers and approves RPiL claims for credit, as well as post-entry credit transfer claims as appropriate.