Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) includes formal, non-formal and informal learning (learning wherever it occurs; at school, at work, in the home or in everyday life) and is used to encourage potential students to achieve further formal education accreditation here in IADT.
Students wishing to apply for admission to courses on the basis of accreditation of their prior learning must follow IADT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure:
- Completion of application form
- Identified academic work
- Preparation of a dossier of evidence
- Internal assessment (for some courses applicant is interviewed).
If the applicant is offered a place, standard registration procedures then apply.
Applicants wishing to apply for admission to courses on the basis of RPL should contact our Admissions Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or +353 1 239 4612.
About RPL Nationally
IADT is one of 19 Higher Education Institutions across Ireland (including IUA Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities) engaged in the Irish Government’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 3 (Innovation and agility) RPL project. This project aims to create a significant shift in RPL and has transformative potential to propel Ireland into international leadership in the field.
The National RPL project also works with a diverse range of key national stakeholders, including national education agencies, QQI, the HEA and SOLAS; the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (NFETL) and the RPL Practitioners Network; as well as employer and enterprise representative bodies, including IBEC and ISME who are also enterprise partners of the project.