Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning commonly known as RPL largely refers to an assessment process used to evaluate a person’s existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by formal, non-formal or informal learning. RPL under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20 primarily has threefold objectives.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a platform to provide recognition to the informal learning or learning through work to get equal acceptance as the formal levels of education. It aims to align the competencies of the un-regulated workforce of the country to the standardized National Skills Qualification Framework (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.