Linking theory and practice with Work Based Learning (WBL)

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Author(s)Oran Doherty

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves awarding an applicant recognition in the form of initial or advanced admission to a programme, credits within a programme or exemption(s) from element(s) of a programme or an award. It started in 2006 in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT). Between 2006 and 2008, 387 employees completed portfolio in Customer Care, Computer Applications, Training and Support, Human Resources Managment and Communications. You can find the different document to apply to different types of recognition here.
From 2010 LYIT also developed the work based learning (WBL), when an employer and higher education institution come together to set up a programme, which allows employees to reach qualifications with less classes than a full time programme.
The challenges are numerous, from convincing the teachers to limited resources but LYIT now knows what is needed for a successful cooperation with employers and is ready to face new challenges regarding internationalisation or going online.

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