BENEFITS FROM RPL


RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING HAS MANY BENEFITS

Benefits for the Students :

⇒ Encourages pursuit of formal education

⇒ Eliminates duplication of learning

⇒ Increases access

⇒ May reduce the cost of a college education

⇒ May shorten the time to complete a college program

⇒ Increases self-esteem and self-confidence

⇒ Validates learning gained through work and life experience

⇒ Identifies program areas requiring further study

⇒ Assists with career development and education planning

Benefits for the Colleges :

⇒ Increases institutional efficiency by eliminating the need for unnecessary training

⇒ Increases student recruitment and retention

⇒ Helps to ensure the College is flexible and responsive to changes and lifelong learning

⇒ Allows for more appropriate learner placement in programs

⇒ Increases accessibility to a broad range of learners

⇒ Provides an important service for business, community and industry

Benefits for the workplace and society :

⇒ Recognizes life long learning and society’s need for a productive and capable workforce

⇒ Encourages workplace partnerships with institutions