E-Learning course on Recognition of Prior Learning

E-Learning course on Recognition of Prior Learning

E-Learning course on Recognition of Prior Learning

3 Maio–18 Junho 2021
O curso está disponível em English
Apresentação do curso

Une grande proportion de travailleurs acquièrent des connaissances et des compétences par des moyens non formels et ne possèdent donc pas les titres de qualifications correspondantes. Ce cours développé en ètroite collaboration avec le Service des compétences et de l'employabilité du BIT permet aux participants de comprendre comment le processus VAE peut aider ces personnes à acquérir une qualification qui correspond à leurs connaissances et à leurs compétences, d'identifier les défis et bonnes pratiques de la mise en œuvre de la VAE et de saisir les éléments fondamentaux pour mettre en place un système efficace. 

Perfil dos participantes

Décideurs politiques et conseillers techniques des ministères travaillant dans le domaine du développement des compétences; représentants des autorités locales et autres acteurs étatiques; personnel des agences de certification ou institutions similaires; responsables des services public de l'emploi; directeurs des ressources humaines et représentants syndicaux impliqués dans l'apprentissage en milieu de travail; experts et personnel technique d'organisations de la société civile, d'ONG, et d'autres acteurs civile travaillant dans le domaine du développement des compétences.


The course facilitates the development of a holistic understanding of policies and systems related to Recognition of Prior Learning. It is structured around seven modules that address the two main dimensions for the development of RPL systems:

  • Aspects related to national policies and to the creation and development of RPL systems, around the five “building blocks” of the ILO approach;
  • Topics closely related to the practical implementation of all the steps of the RPL process, in order to answer the key questions around the “how-to”.

Participants will be connected to a global network of skills development professionals and will be able to enhance their contribution to the design and implementation of RPL systems in their country and within their organization:

  • Handling diagnostic tools to identify bottlenecks and possible solutions to the challenges facing their systems
  • Encouraging partnerships between countries
  • Identifying emerging issues and initial ideas for solutions
  • Mastering concrete tools and instruments related to RPL systems.

The course materials are at the forefront of global research and policy development on RPL, thanks to the collaboration between the ILO, the ITCILO and the ETF.

It will enable participants to deepen their knowledge on different aspects of Recognition of Prior Learning:

  • Key concepts: definitions, models, approaches
  • Social dialogue and coordination of actors
  • The steps of the RPL process
  • Practical solutions to implementation challenges
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure the quality of the RPL system

This course will consist of the following learning units:

  • Module 1 – Introduction and key concepts: the RPL process
  • Module 2 – Key barriers to RPL and the building blocks of establishing a successful RPL system
  • Module 3 – Awareness raising, guidance and counselling
  • Module 4 – Assessment methodologies
  • Module 5 – Sustainable financing of an RPL system
  • Module 6 – Quality assurance of RPL: a key trust-building factor
  • Module 7 – Going forward: the role of RPL in the post-COVID recovery / Conclusions and key takeaways

The course has a practical approach, highlighting best practices and offering tools and methodologies that will help participants in their daily work.

Thanks to its high quality content, developed by three leading actors in the field (ETF, ILO and ITCILO), the course places participants at the heart of the current debate and policy options that are successfully tested.

Format and methodology

This innovative online course has been designed with a learner-centred approach to better engage participants and keep them motivated. It is highly interactive and engaging, using different methods across the seven modules to make the content interesting, relevant and entertaining. Participants are encouraged to share their individual and national experiences during the training, thus creating an international community of practice.

Once the participant has completed each module and submitted the module assignment through the course platform, a tutor will provide an assessment and the participant will be given access to the next module.

Participants who successfully complete the learning activities, the set of required assignments and produce a final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Those who complete at least 80% of the learning activities will receive a Certificate of Participation.

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