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What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.

There are four access routes that RPL enables:

The best advertisement for the Recognition of Prior Learning is the accounts of our own graduates who have used it to help them succeed in college and in their careers and businesses.

Access to a programme, if standard entry requirements are not met.

Advanced academic standing for entry to a programme beyond year 1.

Exemptions/credit for a module or a number of modules.

A full academic award.

How to apply for RPL

Applications for RPL are dealt with on an individual basis once a student has registered on a particular course or programme.

Read through our courses

Contact relevant Head of Department

Application process