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Processes essential to Quality RPL Services

Processes essential to Quality RPL Services A quality RPL process has many elements designed to ensure that a candidate’s learning and skills are acknowledged, valued, assessed, and recognized. Quality RPL services require processes for: step-by-step advice and guidance: that clearly sets out the process from start to finish and advising on services provided by trained personnel, on requirements for forms and documentation to be submitted, on the evidence a candidate must provide for RPL assessment, the requirements and assessment criteria for each module in the knowledge, practical skills and work…

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RPL for access

RPL for access provides an alternative access route into a programme of learning or a qualification for those: who do not meet the formal minimum requirements for admission, that believe they have the required knowledge, skills or experience for some of the modules of a qualification or part qualification, who need access to the RPL for access may be conducted against the assessment criteria of the relevant knowledge and practical skill modules as specified in the associated curriculum for the related qualification. Workplaces may also conduct RPL processes to determine…

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differences between practical skills and work experiences

 Note on differences between practical skills and work experiences The curriculum differentiates between practical skills and work experiences. There is however some overlap. Practical skills are developed in a training facility, i.e. in a controlled or simulated work environment in a learning institution or actual workplace in preparation for applying them in the workplace. Work experiences can only be offered in the real- time, real-life context of specific working environments provided by employers. What differentiates the practical skills and work experiences is the nature and purpose of the learning, the…

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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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Qualifications and Part Qualifications on the oQSf

The qualifications and part qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications  Sub- framework (OQSF) comprise Knowledge, Practical  and Workplace Experience components. The requirements for delivery and assess- ment for the different modules within each component is specified in an associated curriculum for the related qualification. Obtaining an occupational qualification or part qualification requires a formal teaching and learning environment, a practical / simulation environment (offered by accredited Skills Development Provider(s)) as well as actual workplace experience (offered by Employer(s)) and a national standardised External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) conducted at an accredited assessment…

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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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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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External assessment specifications document

External assessment specifications document The external assessment specifications document facilitates consistency and quality in the provision of external integrated summative assessment for the achievement of the associated occupational qualification by: specifying the content to be covered by nationally standardised assessment If the qualification also includes part qualifications, a separate external assessment specifications document must be developed for each part qualification in addition to the external assessment specifications document for the qualification itself. The preparation of the external assessment specifications document is the responsibility of the QDF. It comprises a description…

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