Our FREE Webinar on Saturday 27th March 2021 at 10:00 am SAST.
During your lifetime, you will have acquired various skills, competencies, and experiences. This learning could have taken place at work, during short courses, or from community work in a relevant field. It could even have taken place in the home such as caring for children and the elderly, managing meal planning, and coordinating events. This informal learning is valuable even if it has never been formally assessed.
The process that enables the formal assessment of informal learning is called recognition of prior learning (RPL). In South Africa, RPL is fairly widespread at the vocational level (especially in the private provider sector) but it is not fully utilised at the Higher Education (HEI) level. There are ‘islands of RPL excellence’ but most HE Institutions in South Africa use RPL for access, but not often for subject exemption.
Chartall Business College is an accredited Further Education and SETA accredited provider with a long history in RPL provision in the vocational sector. Over the years, Chartall Business College has RPL-ed in the region of 10 000 people for the award of a full or partial qualification, using their informal learning as the basis for the award of these qualifications. Chartall Business College is now a Council on Higher Education (CHE) accredited provider for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and we are applying our RPL knowhow to higher education.
The CHE has strict rules on RPL in higher education and no more than 50% of the credits can be exempted through an RPL process, but this means you could complete your degree in half the time if you have sufficient and relevant workplace learning that can be used in place of formal study and examinations for the selected subjects.
Chartall Business College is hosting an information session on RPL and how you can maximise your workplace learning to be exempt for up to 50% of the credits on the Chartall BBA degree. Our session was on Saturday 27th March at 10:00, hosted by Dr. Karen Deller.
Dr. Deller is both an RPL researcher and practitioner in South Africa and she will guide the successful RPL candidates through the Chartall BBA process. So, if you want to earn a degree in half the allocated time, at a lower cost, and you have extensive and relevant workplace experience, watch the recording of this session using the link below.