DDLETB Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pilot project – QQI certificates presented to staff from the Air Corps in Lucan Education Centre on 17th January.
Congratulations to the RPL participants and to the RPL team in Lucan.
This is a pilot project in Recognition of Prior Learning for DDLETB. The Adult Education Service Southwest is partnering with the Air Corps in a nationwide ETB / Defence Forces collaboration in RPL.
The recognition of prior learning process allows learners to gain certification for their on-the-job learning without having to attend a course in what they already know. The RPL project staff in Lucan supported the group to identify and document their on-the-job learning and to compile RPL portfolios for assessment. The structured supports included an induction day, adult education guidance and a series of mentoring sessions last Spring and early Autumn.
Participants received QQI component certificates in subjects relating to their work roles. The recipients acknowledged the importance to them of having formal recognition of their learning. For some their certificates will be beneficial in finding alternative employment opportunities as they retire out of the Air Corps. For others, the certification, as well as the whole experience, has sparked an interest in engaging anew with education and training.
Thank you to the Adult Education Service and to the Air Corps for their keen support of this pilot project.