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Professional qualifications

Recognition of prior learning

If you have qualifications from us or another awarding organisation, we may be able to count them as credits towards your next qualification. That means you may be able to achieve the qualification more quickly.

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How does it work?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows you to use your existing qualifications and experience towards the entry requirements for an LIBF qualification.

You can make a claim for RPL as part of your application (see below for details). We then assess whether your prior learning can exempt you from any of the units or modules.

Application process for prior learning

Follow these steps to ensure your application meets the requirements and to avoid having to re-apply.

Step  1 Register for a professional education qualification
Step  2

Have you previously achieved an academic or professional body qualification?

  • Does it have at least 80% match to a current unit / module / qualification relating to the one you wish to study with us?
  • Have you achieved it in the last 10 years?
  • Have you registered for your next qualification within the last four weeks?
Step 3

Apply using the recognition of prior learning (RPL) form

  • Typical response time for a decision on an RPL application is ten working days, however if further research is required before reaching a decision, you’ll be notified.
  • RPL credits will not be equal to full qualifications. You will be required to complete a substantial part, typically 50% or greater, of the qualification.
Step  4 Pay the fee for the RPL application 















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Application process for prior experience

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Follow these steps to ensure your application meets the requirements and to avoid having to re-apply.

Step 1 Register for a professional education qualification
Step 2

Do you have significant industry experience that can be evidenced?

  • This should include a CV with job descriptions setting out roles as well as responsibilities, academic and professional qualifications and training/CPD activities. Reflective statements should also be provided demonstrating the application of knowledge and skills in the workplace.
  • It is your responsibility to provide sufficient additional information as evidence.
Step 3

Apply using the recognition of prior learning (RPL) form

  • Typical response time for a decision on an RPL application is ten working days, however if further research is required before reaching a decision, you’ll be notified.
  • RPL credits will not be equal to full qualifications. You will be required to complete a substantial part, typically 50% or greater, of the qualification.
Step 4 Pay the fee for the RPL application 














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