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Welcome to Recognition of Prior Learning


 Recognition of Prior Learning


RPL is a way to widen access and open new pathways into formal education and work-based training.

RPL provides a way for the university to recognize your knowledge and skills gained through experience for non-formal education, for the purposes for admission or for credit towards a qualification.

How can RPL help me?

If you are over 23, want to take a higher education programme but don’t meet the formal entry requirements then RPL may be exactly what you need. Here at UWC we offer advice and information on how to apply for admission through RPL.

Since 2001, over 600 students have been admitted UWC through RPL and many have graduated with certificates, diplomas and degrees.

 Go to the RPL for Access for undergraduates section for more information.

Dawn Bosman was a factory worker for 20 years before being admitted to UWC at the age of 39. Dawn completed her BA and is now studying towards an Honours Degree in Gender Studies.​

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