Frequently Asked Questions?

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Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a way to use your existing skills and knowledge to get a formal qualification. It involves getting your current experience and knowledge assessed and considering other qualifications you may already have. It means you don’t have to waste time learning things you already know how to do.

Yes. Anyone can apply for RPL. What you need to pay will depend on your circumstances.

RPL is generally faster than completing a qualification from scratch and provides you with the opportunity to get:

  • a promotion or more money
  • entry into a different career or job
  • entry to or credit in another course, and
  • satisfaction from having your skills formally recognised.

The qualification you get is the same that you would get if you completed a full training qualification but with the bonus that you won’t spend time going over things you already know, making it faster.

This will depend on how much RPL you are applying for. Your Firefox Training assessor will be able to advise you on the timeframe to complete your RPL process.

Your Firefox Training assessor is here to help you. Contact your assessor at any time if you are not sure what to do or if you need help to gather evidence.

Yes, you can demonstrate your skills and knowledge without having to present your qualifications.

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