B2-1 Guide, develop and support staff
- Have staff capabilities and experience to engage with RPL been defined?
- Are staff adequately trained, supported and resourced to undertake RPL activities?
- To what extent are staff equipped to use key RPL technologies such as e-portfolios?
- In order to carry our their roles effectively, staff involved in supporting and assessing RPiL claims:
- have their key capabilities and necessary experience specified.
- are appropriately trained and supported
- are adequately resourced
- Training and support for staff involved in RPiL support and assessment is provided through induction programmes, training and continuing professional development (CPD), which can include:
- Reflective/RPL practitioner modules are included as part of induction and CPD programmes.
- Institutional/sector workshops.
- Communities of practice for peer support and RPL knowledge building - institutional and inter-institutional.
- Particular emphasis for staff development is placed on effective practice in use of e-portfolios to support RPL processes.
- Staff have access to a range of resources to help them to self-review and develop their digital literacy e.g. online diagnostics tools, e-learning resources.
- Communities of practice adopt effective practice approaches e.g.
- Appropriate facilitation.
- Members offer peer support e.g. for addressing issues.
- Engage the full range of stakeholders involved in RPL e.g. RPL advisors, RPL assessors, RPL co-ordinators, RPL administrators, students, employers, PSRBs.
- Activity-based e.g. develop and build knowledge-bases of effective practices (e.g. via a wiki); themed discussions.
- Staff digital literacy is developed which incorporates:
- technical aspects of use of technology
- effective practice in designing and delivering pedagogically sound blended learning for RPL and flexible provision.
- effective practices in using information and communications technologies to support RPL and flexible learning e.g. web-conferencing, podcasting, tablets, smartphones, multimedia devices.