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ROL goal and Purpose of the guidelines

The first goal is to ensure that RPL services meet accepted quality standards. Second, that all RPL candidates everywhere receive fair and equitable services. The purpose of these guidelines is to set the requirements for the provision of quality RPL services. It provides guidance on the principles to be met, the steps to be followed and methods that can be used by RPL service providers (including Skills Development Providers (SDPs), Work-places, Assessment Centres and RPL Centres), for accreditation or recognition by the QCTO. These Guidelines also include a self-audit checklist…

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Intended Benefits of RPL

Intended Benefits of RPL Intended Benefits of RPL for Candidates Avoid having to spend time, energy, and resources repeating training for what they already know and can do. Reduction of time to obtain a recognised qualification by either obtaining a qualification or a statement of results and / or a work experience record. Knowledge, skills or experience gained in one environment can be recognised for a different related environment. Identify gaps in their knowledge and skills and therefore identify any learning that needs to occur to meet the requirements of…

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Explain the RPL Process

Explain the RPL Process Step 1 explain the RPL Process Information is provided to help candidates understand what RPL is and the process to be followed. The aim is to help candidates determine whether RPL services offered are relevant and appropriate to their needs. The information must: Be clearly written and shows each step in the RPL process (as it relates to the candidate). Be available in print and / or electronic f State costs and time-lines. Describe roles and responsibilities of the staff involved in the RPL process and…

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RPL within the oQSf

RPL within the oQSf Candidates deserve credit or acknowledge- ment for their competences, skills and knowledge, even if these have been gained through informal education or have been acquired in the course of their working lives or in participation in society and community activities outside formal places of learning. RPL provides formal recognition for knowledge or skills gained on the job or as a result of other informal or unstructured learning experiences. Candidates might seek RPL for various reasons. There are two main forms of RPL which reflect the different…

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Definition of RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a set of processes that allows candidates to identify, document, be assessed, and gain recognition for their prior learning (including competencies). This may be required for different reasons and within different contexts, ranging from recognition towards  a qualification, professional development, career guidance, career progression and job placement. In terms of the SAQA definition, RPL is a process through which formal, non-formal and informal learning are measured and mediated for recognition across different contexts and certified against the requirements for credit, access, inclusion or advancement in…

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