Recognition of Prior Learning Application Form
1. Students who wish to be exempt from completing modules of a course whose content has already been covered by existing qualifications, and/or
2. Students who wish to gain direct entry onto an advanced course.
As some students already have degrees, diplomas or certificates in areas related to courses, it is possible to apply for exemption from modules of a course whose content has already been covered by existing qualifications. It is not possible to obtain exemptions on the basis of work experience only.
This form requires you to provide details about yourself and your request for recognition of previous learning and experience. Information you are required to provide includes details about yourself and your experiences; information about the course you wish to apply recognition for; and the relationship between the course and your experiences.
A specific module exemption may be awarded where you have covered the content of a module in a prior course. This type of exemption exempts you from the requirement to take a specific module. For example if you have already studied some of the content of the Diploma in Psychology you may be exempt from a specific module. Before applying for a specific exemption please check the module syllabi in the courses on this website and make sure that your qualification has covered the content shown.
RPL Submission / Application Fee:
There is an administration fee of €75 for requests to be exempt from modules of a course. This fee is nonrefundable. There is no fee for assessing applications for entry directly onto Advanced Programmes.
Copies of any certificates, courses, or any other information which you feel might aid the assessment of your request must be submitted with this application by post.
Exemption & Fees
If exemptions are granted, course fees will not be reduced. However Students will be exempt from completing modules of the courses.
Please include details of relevant work you have done in the relevant area. For example: If applying for RPL for Personnel Skills, include details of your people management experience. If applying for RPL for Web Design, include some websites you have built.