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C2-1 Provide information and guidance for learners


Questions

  • To what extent do learners have access to clear information and guidance on RPL?
  • To what extent do learners have access to appropriate technologies?
  • To what extent do learners know how to use technologies effefctively e.g. e-portfolios and mobile devices?

Good practice

  • Learners are provided with clear information and guidance on all three phases of the RPL process.
  • Programme specific guidance is provided using the materials provided with this toolkit together with institutional/departmental materials. 
  • Information and guidance incorporates:
    • What does RPL mean?
    • What can you benefit from RPL?
    • What support will you get?
    • How long will it take?
    • Who is the RPL Advisor?
    • How much will it cost?
  • Guidance is provided on what technologies learners will require to have access to and how to set them.
  • Guidance is provided on what digital skills are required, together with sign-posting to institutional resources to help learners to self-assess and develop their digital skills. 
  • If e-portfolios are used, specific guidance is provided to learners to help them use the full functionality. 
  • Guidance is provided on using mobile devices to help learners to capture audio and video and upload to their e-portfolio. 
  • If web-conferencing is to be used, specific guidance on effective use is provided.