About RPEL

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) is the process of recognising your knowledge, skills and experience that has been gained from work experience, life experience, formal and informal learning.

Your skills will be assessed against national occupational standards. This will be done by an RPEL assessor. You may be asked to:

  • Provide training certificates
  • Answer questionnaires
  • Produce workplace documents
  • Demonstrate practical tasks
  • Submitting references

Our assessors have several ways for collecting evidence to meet the assessment requirements. In addition to submitting typical RPEL evidence, we can provide interviews, case studies, etc.

There are many options, which your assessor will guide you based on your individual circumstance.

What is RPEL?

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) is the process of recognising the skills, knowledge and experience that you already have, and converting them into a nationally recognised qualification.

Take the documents you produce at work for example. Most of those are essentially workplace-based versions of the assignments you would be asked to produce if you were in College. Basically what you do in your workplace covers most of the practical and theoratical learning outcomes that make up a qualification.

If you have the experience then you definitely deserve the qualification.

Save Cost

RPEL is the most cost-effective way for you to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Save Time

RPEL can be completed as quickly as 2 months without the years of studies and exams.

Save Effort

RPEL eliminates the need to attend classes to repeat learning what you already know.

1. Pre-Qualification Assessment

  • Use the Contact Us form and provide us with your details and years of working experience
  • Our representatives will contact you to guide you through the application process

2. Analysis of Competency

  • Your application will be evaluated by an internal and external evaluation committee
  • You may be required to attend trainings if gaps are found in your competency level

3. Development of Portfolio

  • You may begin compiling work evidences upon successful application
  • An assessor will be appointed to guide you through the entire process

4. Assessment of Portfolio

  • Your portfolio will be evaluated by an internal and external evaluation committee

5. Certification by NCFE

  • You can now be awarded with a Diploma in Leadership & Management

The list of evidences is just a guide for you to better prepare yourself. You are not required to submit or produce all of the evidences listed here. Your assessor will help you determine evidences that are relevant.

Direct Evidence
  • Samples of work
  • Demonstration of skill
  • Documents you produced
  • Workplace observation
  • Third party reports
Indirect Evidence
  • Resume or CV
  • Job description
  • Industry awards
  • Meeting minutes
  • Budgets
  • Timesheets
Historical Evidence
  • References from past employers
  • Certificates and qualifications
  • Letters of support
  • Assignments from past courses
  • Records of performance

If you are unable to meet the requirements for the RPEL programme, we will recommend additional training to fill the gap between the evidence you provide and the required competency criteria.

This will be communicated to the learner before the start of the programme.

Who can apply for this programme?

Anybody within the workforce with a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience. Feel free to fill in the Contact Form if you are unsure about the entry requirements.

How long will the programme take?

The process will usually take 1-2 months, depending on how quickly you and your assessor can compile your evidences into a portfolio.

How much does this programme cost?

The RPEL programme costs RM 5,000 without additional gap training.

The RPEL programme costs RM 6,000 with additional gap training.

What financing options are available?

Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB)

Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK)

Why does RPEL cost lesser than studying?

This is an assessment of what you have already learnt from your workplace. Therefore no money is wasted learning subjects you already understand.

Who awards the Diploma?

Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) will award the Level 4 Diploma in Leadership & Management.

Is this Diploma recognised in Malaysia?

This Diploma is endorsed and recognised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Human Resources Development Fund.

Is this Diploma recognised outside Malaysia?

This Diploma is recognised overseas. NCFE is a recognised awarding body under Ofqual, a qualification, assessment and examination regulator in the U.K.

What pathways are available for further studies?

You will be eligible for enrolement on Level 5 courses at our partner College or possible entry into Universities (subjected to meeting all other entry criteria).

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