THE RPL AND VALIDATION SYSTEM. HOW DOES IT WORK IN ESTONIA? Ülle Kesli Head of Continuing Education Centre Centre for LLL University of Tartu.
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THE RPL AND VALIDATION SYSTEM. HOW DOES IT WORK IN ESTONIA? Ülle Kesli Head of Continuing Education Centre Centre for LLL University of Tartu
Established in 1632 3,500 employees (1,700 academic personnel) 9 faculties and 4 colleges campuses in Tartu, Tallinn, Viljandi, Pärnu, and Narva 18000 students (incl 670 international students and 5000 adults in Open University studies) More than 25000 learners in CE programmes per year
LLL developments at UT During last 15 years the LLL has developed remarkably 1996 the Open University was established (part-time studies, continuing education, Science School for talented pupils) 1999 – first e-courses 2000 – Summer University for local people 2002 – International Summer University, UT e-university portal 2003 – Estonian e-University consortium, RPL regulations 2007 – Children University 2010 – Third-age university 2011 – Winter university
RPL history 2002 the University of Tartu started to elaborate RPL system 2003 the University Council approved first RPL regulations 2005-2008 ESF project LÜKKA with 15 partners 2008 RPL included into the –Universities Act –Higher Education Standard 2008-2013 ESF programme PRIMUS –RPL portal http://vota.archimedes.ee/ collecting information for applicants, counsellors and assessorshttp://vota.archimedes.ee/
University strategic plan 2009-2015 The university offers research-based degree programmes, CE and retraining courses which meet the needs of society and beside other development activities it is important to develop support services intended for students and adult learners, including implementing more broadly the principles of accreditation of prior and experiential learning.
Regulations National level The Universities Act The Institutions of Professional Higher Education Act The Vocational Education Institutions Act The Standard of Higher Education The professions Act Institutional level – with right to limit the opportunity to use RPL Educational institutions – study regulations or separate documents Professional bodies who award professional qualifications
Use of RPL It is possible to use prior studies in educational institutions knowledge and skills acquired through CE or independent studies knowledge and skills acquired through professional or other experience for restarting interrupted studies meeting enrolment criteria changing programme (also within an educational institution) awarding a professional qualification planning a career
RPL process applicantinformation respective specialist assessor study information management system adviser determining the results reply application reply application
Validation Assessor (expert, assessment committee, professional qualifications committee) Application with appendices (self-analysis) and evidences (certificates, academic report, job description, character reference from employer, study portfolio, etc) Interview Internship report Observation of practical work or simulation
RPL applications in 2010 applications Fully validated Partly validated Not validated University of Tartu 1487 (59961,6 ECP) 1371 (52377,6 ECP) 103 (6225,8 ECP) 13 Tallinn University 517 (19454,5 ECP) 449 (18287 ECP)
Futher developments RPL in Continuing Education – ESF project with 6 partners –common principles with degree studies –can be used for fulfilment of existing CE programmes up to 100% –part of CE programme is possible to recognise if the programme is built up in modules with study outcomes and each module and/or study outcome has fixed volume –fee for application and assessment
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