Cardiff Met experts help launch RPL Project


​(left- right) Ann Minton, Darryll Bravenboer, William Graham AM, Fiona Argent, Jeff Protheroe all presented at the launch.

​Delegates from across the UK have recently attended the Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) Wales Project launch and national seminar held at the Swalec Stadium, Cardiff.

The Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) Wales Project is a collaborative project between four South East Wales universities who have come together to offer an exciting RPL service to individuals wishing to gain access, or further their education through flexible accreditation and study opportunities.

On 11th November 2014, 110 delegates from academic institutions, businesses, training providers and business links attended the RPL Wales project launch and national seminar at Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

With presentations from experts from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Trinity St David, Middlesex University, Derby Corporate, Glasgow Caledonian University, and NTFW, the day successfully launched the South Wales RPL project and discussed many pertinent issues surrounding the RPL process and its benefits to individuals, business and academia.

Presentations from Cardiff Met staff included Peter Treadwell, formally Corporate Dean of Academic Development at Cardiff Met and creator of the University's Centre for Work Based Learning (CWBL) and Fiona Argent, manager for the Centre of Work Based Learning.

Talking about the success of the event, Fiona Argent said, ''The RPL Wales project launch and national seminar was a great success, with a large turnout from Welsh and English Universities, guest speakers from as far as Glasgow Caledonion University, and a number of businesses interested in engaging with the process. The seminar highlighted a number of interesting and critical issues for discussion between the panels and the audience, as well as on going issues that the project will work on and share best practice with stakeholders. This is an exciting time for RPL in Wales, and we are proud to be at the forefront of the initiative."