RPL Practitioner Network Ireland event: Embedding RPL in Practice

RPL Practitioner Network Ireland event: Embedding RPL in Practice


The Connacht Hotel

Old Dublin Road

H91 K5DD Galway



Event Programme

9.30 Registration Tea/Coffee

10.00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

10.15 Council Recommendation (2012) on the validation of non-formal and informal learning: Overview of progress in Ireland. Speaker: Andrina Wafer, QQI

10.40 Keynote Address: Envisioning the Future of RPL. Speaker: Lieve Van Den Brande, European Commission.

11.15 Coffee Break

11.30 Panel – Communities of Practice in Ireland. Panel: Ciaran Lynch (Cork ETB); Carmel Finlay (Teagasc); Ronan Emmett (Boston Scientific); Dr. David Denieffe (Carlow Institute of Technology on behalf of the HEA); Jennifer McKenzie (National Centre for Guidance in Education); Dr. Oran Doherty (Regional Skills Fora); Dr. Stephen FItzgerald (DEASP).

1.00 Lunch

1.45 Participatory Workshops

1. Tools to support the RPL process (Facilitators: Martina Needham, DETB; Gavin Clinch, Sligo Institute)

2. Quality Assurance underpinning RPL (Faciltator: Anne Higgins, GRETB)

3. RPL: A process to Support Skills Policy and Talent Management (Facilitator: Deirdre Goggin, Cork Institute of Technology)

4. The Role of Guidance in Supporting the RPL Process (Facilitator: to be confirmed).

3.15 Closing Remarks

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