The RPL Practitioners Network Ireland came into being in 2015. It is a voluntary group organised around four activities:
- Networking: facilitating the practitioners to meet, share experience and build relationships with each other.
- Community of Practice: where members share their knowledge and experience, assist in answering fellow members queries and providing a voice to give input to policy.
- Awareness Raising: where through sharing knowledge and giving a voice to practitioners we can raise the public’s awareness of the use and role of RPL in individuals and communities learning and development.
- Contribution to Policy: as a group representing practitioners we can give our opinion on RPL policy and related matters of importance to us around RPL.
The network is kindly supported by the Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), the Irish Universities Association (IUA), Institutes of Technology Ireland IOTI), National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE), the National Forum for Teaching & Learning (NFTL), and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).