Document Type

Conference Object


Adult and Continuing Education | Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Higher Education | University Extension

Publication Details

This presentation was delivered at the 3rd VPL Biennale, held in Berlin, Germany, on 7-8 May, 2019. Available online at


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) has existed in Cork Institute of Technology(CIT) since 1999 as part of its central services to all learners for access, transfer and progression. The sustainability of RPL within CIT is as a result of strategic decisions made as to its importance and the multi-faceted approach which has been adopted and embedded by CIT to ensure that validation is implemented, used and valued. This presentation will outline the policy, systems and processes CIT has adopted to meet the needs of all stakeholders including learners, staff, institution and industry. It will focus on the strategy and policy of the institution which has evolved and developed through dialogue and in the establishment of the CIT Extended Campus, a central unit which facilitates CITs relationships and engagements with stakeholders. This presentation will also outline the challenges encountered and solutions which CIT enabled in response to their role in validation over the past twenty years.