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Recognition of Prior Learning

This Policy aims to provide guidance and clarity to the students, staff, employers and professional, statutory and regulatory bodies who are involved in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The University has devolved to Faculties arrangement for the management and assessment of RPL, within the general policy which follows. Specific detailed requirements, which apply across the institution, are set out in the  University Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme. In determining their own procedures and mechanisms and in handling individual cases Faculties must ensure that these align with the QAA Quality Code: Chapter B6: Assessment of students and the recognition of prior learning (October 2013).

The University of Southampton Admissions Policy may also be useful when considering Admissions with Advanced Standing.



This section contains the Recognition of Prior Learning policy and also diagrams which provide an overview of the RPL process and its governance.

This section contains guidance and templates to help operationalise the Recognition of Prior Learning.

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