Recognition of Prior Learning Application Form: PC404

Section 1: Programme Details and RPL Sought

Section 2: Personal Details

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Section 3: Prior Accredited Learning

Accredited Learning Details
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Programme Name
NFQ Level
Duration of Course
Year of Award

Applications are only considered from students who have been a registered full-time student on an approved programme. Decisions will balance a fair and just recognition of an applicant’s prior learning against Carlow College’s obligations to protect the integrity of prescribed course schedules and ultimately the quality of awards in respect to studies and eligibility for professional registration.

Your claim for recognition of Prior Accredited Learning must be supported by:
•an official transcript of results;
•a copy of the programme / module syllabi which includes topics covered, texts and references, learning outcomes and assessment and grading criteria for the relevant module(s) and programme(s).
•course description which includes whether full-time or part-time study, number of contact hours per week and learning outcomes.

Please note that the programme / module syllabi should clearly denote the Standards of Proficiency attained by each module so that this can be mapped against the Carlow College Standards and Proficiency attained during Stage 1

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    Section 4: Employment Details (if applicable)

    If you need to list more places of employment, please upload a copy of your CV. Please note that references may be sought from the places of employment listed to confirm that the relevant experiences is achieve. This will be done after the interview stage.
    Current Employer
    Name & Address of Employer
    Contact Name
    Voluntary/ Paid
    Previous Employer
    Name & Address of Employer
    Contact Name
    Voluntary/ Paid
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    Section 6: Other Details You Feel May be Relevant

    Please provide details of any other relevant details that you feel is relevant to this application for RPL.

    Section 7: English Language

    Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency; this evidence must be submitted with this application form. Please see the English Language Requirements for Admissions for more details regarding English language qualifications and tests recognised by Carlow College, St. Patrick's.

    Carlow College will accept learners from abroad, provided that the applicant does not require a study visa to come to Ireland to study. The programme does not accept foreign exchange learners.

    Upload your proof of English language proficiency here.

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    Section 8: Reference

    Please submit ONE reference with this application form.

    The reference is an integral and important part of the selection process and will guide the programme board in making decisions. Therefore it is important that your reference should possibly cover:

    1.Suitability for the programme applied for 2.Intellectual qualities, including

    a.Professional and educational developments to date. b.Present performance c.Personal qualities d.Career aspirations e.Research/study interest

    Organisation (Name & Address)
    Contact Details (Phone & Email)
    Relationship to You
    Upload your reference here. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referee and ensure your references reach Carlow College, St. Patrick’s.
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    Section 9: Disabilities/Learning Differences

    Carlow College, St Patrick’s is a protected structure and all areas of the College are not universally accessible. The Academic Resource Office of Carlow College provides supports and facilitates learners with disabilities and learning differences. If you wish to receive information about supports, please contact the Academic Resource Office at

    Section 10: Application Declaration


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    Personal data collected during the application process is used to assess and administer your application and is processed by Carlow College, St Patrick’s in accordance with its Privacy Notice for Learners.


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