00Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The RCSI regulations for the Recognition of Prior Learning provide a process and framework for validating and placing a value on prior learning for the purpose of: 

A. Admission 
B. Exemption 
C. Advanced Entry / transfer between programmes 

The EU Council (2012) defines validation as a process of confirmation by an authorised body that an individual has acquired learning outcomes measured against a relevant standard which consists of four distinct phases: 

1. Identification – dialogue of particular experiences of an individual 
2. Documentation – making visible the individuals experiences 
3. Assessment – formal assessment of these experiences 
4. Certification – the results of the assessment 

These regulations are intended for use by the RCSI staff and faculty involved in admissions processes relating to applicants seeking assessment of their prior learning for the purposes of admission, exemption or advanced entry/ transfer between programmes and to provide clarity and direction for candidates during their application process.

For an assignment descriptor for the preadmission process please click here

For details on the criteria and assessment process, please click here.

For the Learner Assessment Portfolio for admission please click here

For the Learner Assessment Portfolio for exemption please click here.

For the RCSI RPL regulations please click here