Recognition of Prior Learning

The University of Liverpool is committed to providing a high quality learning experience for all students. As part of this, the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) has been developed to ensure a flexible system is in place to support students with a range of prior learning to participate in University of Liverpool modules and programmes. The policy is intended to enable prospective students with non-traditional qualifications to gain entry to a particular programme, or to support students with prior learning through experience to gain credit towards a University of Liverpool award.

To access the below documents, visit the Academic Quality and Standards Division, Code of Practice on Assessment web page.

  • Policy on Recognition on Prior Learning (RPL) (CoPA Appendix R)
  • Staff Guide (CoPA Appendix R Annex 1)
  • Student Guide (CoPA Appendix R Annex 2)
  • RPL Process Flowchart (Appendix R Annex 3)
  • RPL Application Form

The Academy offer a session on ‘Implementing Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) that can be booked through CoreHR. This session is aimed at advisors and assessors in each faculty responsible for advising or assessing RPL. The session is focussed on the assessment of RPL claims and advising applicants in preparing claims.

For more information about support in implementing and assessing RPL claims, please contact theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk with the subject “RPL”.