Recognised Prior Learning

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Guiding principles of the RPL scheme


This scheme adheres to and adapts the policies and procedures as laid down by the UL policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Within this process close cognisance will be taken of the need to ensure that the integrity of UL awards is vigorously guarded and that UL academic standards are maintained at all times.


Each applicant will be accessed on an individual basis and must demonstrate that the prior learning achieved, whether in a previous qualification and /or in work based or research based learning shows equivalency to the learning outcomes already set down by the Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness or by any other element of the Degree pathway.


The NCEF/UL RPL Assessment Board will oversee the process by which this RPL scheme operates.


Applicants usually applying through RPL will typically be:


  • Mature applicants who do not have the Leaving certificate or equivalent

  • Applicants who have Leaving Cert. Applied

  • Applicants who have completed Leaving Certificate however do not hold the entry requirements (e.g. failed Maths/foundation level Irish)

  • Applicants who hold qualifications from outside the EU that do not have Leaving Certificate equivalency

  • Applicants who are applying for any of the Year 2 or Year 3 modules however do not hold the NCEF Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (Fitness instructor Qualification)

  • Applicants that do not hold the stated entry requirements for any of the NCEF Courses.