About RPL Nationally

Maynooth University is one of 14 Higher Education Institutions across Ireland (including IUA Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities) engaged in the Irish Government’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 3 (Innovation and agility) RPL project.  This project aims to develop RPL policy, procedure and practice to a level which will see Ireland’s education system become an international leader in the field of RPL.

The National RPL project also works with a diverse range of key national stakeholders, including national education agencies, QQI, the HEA and SOLAS; the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (NFETL) and the RPL Practitioners Network; as well as employer and enterprise representative bodies, including IBEC and ISME who are also enterprise partners of the project.  

The project has, to date, learned from numerous RPL beneficiaries including learners, practitioners and senior leaders in Higher Education. Maynooth University alumnus, Simon Hanratty, used his extensive professional experience as a means to access a third level qualification at his experience with RPL. His advice to anyone considering returning to or continuing in higher education? Trust yourself, trust your experience and go for it!

The following websites are useful for further information on the national RPL project, RPL updates and developments at national and local level.
National RPL in Higher Education Project

RPL Practitioners Network

Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

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