PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CERAP-CT Certificate in Adult Education

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

The CAE program was originally established in the late 1960’s by the Province of Manitoba to develop the instructional skills and competencies of the instructors at its community colleges (RRC, ACC and UCN). The focus of the program has always been on developing instructors with these skills and competencies, regardless of where or how they were developed. Therefore, the recognition of prior learning has always been encouraged.

Recognition for prior learning can be granted through the following processes:

  • Course Credit Transfer - on the basis of completion of courses, within the last seven years, in a post-secondary program with equivalent learning outcomes to courses in the CAE program.
  • Portfolio - documentation (through a portfolio) of prior learning though courses, training and/or work experience that resulted in achieving the learning outcomes as they align with courses in the CAE program.
  • Challenge - completion and presentation of prescribed activities as outlined in RPL guides (course specific).

The maximum credit that can be granted through RPL is 75% of the CAE program (7 courses).

Process for Proceeding with an RPL Assessment (CAE)

  1. Contact the program coordinator for general information on RPL (see Contact Information on the left side of this page)
  2. Obtain the relevant RPL Resource Guide. Review the guide carefully and complete the self-assessment.
  3. Make an appointment to meet with the program coordinator.
  4. With the program coordinator, determine suitability for RPL activity and then confirm the process.
  5. Complete the RPL application form and submit payment to Enrolment Services at RRC, Notre Dame Campus.
      College employees are responsible for submitting an RPL tuition waiver form
      as appropriate.
  6. Complete the RPL activities outlined in the guide, as agreed upon in consultation with the program coordinator.
      Candidates have 3 months from the time of registration to complete the
      activities
  7. Submit RPL activities for assessment to the program coordinator on or before the agreed due date.

RPL Waiver
Application for Portfolio and/or Challenge Process Assessments
Request for Course Credit/Grade Transfer

Current RPL Guides

EDUC-1090 Introduction to Education
EDUC-1091 Instructional Methods
EDUC-2092 Advanced Instructional Methods
EDUC-1095 Program Development
EDUC-1117 Introduction to Technology in Education (elective)
EDUC-1077 Testing and Evaluation

Coming soon!

EDUC-1094 Course Development
EDUC-1115 Foundations of Applied Education
PSYC-1025 Educational Psychology (elective)
EDUC-1093 Organizing Technical Education Facilities (elective)
EDUC-1092 Course Implementation
EDUC-1097 Diversity and Inclusiveness


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