Recognition of Prior Learning
Individuals with prior learning experience or skills shall be assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the Scheme. RPL aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the NSQF. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any other agencies designated by MSDE/NSDC, shall be incentivised to implement RPL projects in any of the four Project Types (RPL Camps, RPL at Employer’s Premises, RPL centres and Best in Class Employer). To address knowledge gaps, PIAs may offer Bridge Courses to RPL candidates.
To ensure that the candidates being assessed under RPL are also oriented to the standardized NSQF levels, QP-NOSs that would be followed under RPL will be same as the one followed under fresh training.
The 5 Step RPL Process
- Step I: Mobilization
- Step II: Counselling and Pre-Screening
- Step III: Orientation
- Step IV: Final Assessment
- Step V: Certification & Pay-out