Looking for resources regarding recognition of prior learning? You've come to the right place! We've gathered a variety of different materials from the RPL project.

RPL information leaflet

Are you looking for a short description of the validation process? Or maybe you want to talk about validation with your colleagues. The RPLip project has developed a leaflet with the following information about RPL:

  • a short description of the validation process
  • examples of the fundamental building blocks necessary to establish a quality-assured validation process
  • a description of the four phases of validation with examples of what should be in place

You can use it as an information leaflet or even as the basis for discussion. The general overview it provides can be adopted to a national or institutional context.

Leaflet - Validation of non-formal and informal learning in higher education

For further reading, we recommend The European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning.

RPL in Practice - final report

The work of the RPL in Practice project culminated in a final report. This report summarises the work and findings of the project. 

Find out more about, and read, the final report

Previous webinars

If you missed our webinars, you can browse the presentations that were given for each and watch a recording of the event on Youtube.

Webinar 1

Why validation and recognition of prior informal and non-formal learning
Tuesday 13 October, 14:30-16:00 (CEST), on Zoom

Presentation: Recognition of Prior Learning in Higher Eduation

Presentation: RPL in Austria

Presentation: RPL in Croatia

Presentations: Flexible learning within Higher Education

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Webinar 2

How to validate and recognize prior informal and non-formal learning
Thursday 5 November, 14:30-16:00 (CET), on Zoom

Presentation: Recognition of Prior Learning in Higher Education

Presentation: Recognition of Prior Learning in CIT

Presentation: Recognition of Prior Learning in Higher Education –
How to validate? 

Watch a recording of the event on Youtube

Conference materials

We've gathered and published the presentations and recordings from the 2021 Recognition of Prior Learning in Practice Conference. 

Visit the conference page for more information

Other resources

Project survey on RPL

The project ran a survey in 2019-2020 which mapped HEIs' experience and views on the recognition of informal and non-formal learning. The response rate wasn’t very high; however, the results did give a good indication of where the challenges are in recognising prior informal and non-formal learning.

Download the survey results

Self-assessment template

The project developed a template for HEIs designed for the self-assessment of an institution’s own RPL practice. It can also be used as a starting point for focused discussion about RPL within the institution. 

Download the self-assessment template 

What do project participants have to say about RPL?

Watch our film series where project participants share their experiences of RPL and their participation in the project.

Watch the seven short films from participants on Youtube

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Last updated: 2 June 2021