19 Feb URPL: University Recognition of Prior Learning Centres – Bridging Higher Education with Vocational Education and Training (URPL)
University Recognition of Prior Learning Centres – Bridging Higher Education with Vocational Education and Training (URPL)
11/2011 – 10/2013
SOURCE OF FUNDING
Lifelong Learning Programme
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
Importance of the achievement of the Lifelong Learning (LLL) objectives in Europe have been highlighted in various policy papers (). This has been reflected in the national efforts across European Union to adapt or create their national qualification frameworks and prepare its practical exploitation. However the use of new opportunities linked to national qualification frameworks such as formal recognition of informal and work based learning requires cultural change but also practical tools and knowledge. This project provides a unique opportunity for coached transfer of an established process of Recognition of Prior Learning into countries currently implementing their qualifications frameworks.
The main goal of the project is to contribute to recognition of prior learning (RPL) by providing insight into procedural, formal, legal and cultural grounds for RPL in the context of higher education, with emphasis on universities.
The project aims:
1. To transfer knowledge and experiences relating to implementation and exploitation of EQF or equivalent national qualification frameworks from countries with established frameworks to those initiating this process
2. to establish procedural, formal, legal as well as cultural foundations for implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning process
3. to elaborate guidelines and recommendations for policy makers as well as other stakeholders regarding implementation of RPL process
MAIN RESULTS OF THE PROJECT:
The project will result in two main outputs: establishment of formal, procedural and cultural foundations for an RPL process in Poland and creation of guidelines for implementation of RPL process in countries introducing qualification frameworks, Poland and Croatia. Both results will be based on the Scottish RPL model and enriched by the broad subject expertise of the French partners.