RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Lir Business Services & Training Centre encourages and facilitate learners to gain entry into, and exemptions and credit towards programmes. This is called ‘recognition of prior learning’. Recognition of Prior Learning applies to: Entry into programmes, Credit towards a programme, Exemptions from some programmes.


Entry onto a QQI Certified Programme:  Lir Business Services & Training Centre provides detailed pre-requisites for each course on their website and individual course brochures to assist you, the Learner, to understand the requirements to gain entry on one of our courses.

Credit towards a Major award / Requirements of a programme: Existing QQI, FETAC, NCVA or other recognised awards may be used to gain an exemption or a credit for a major award. We offer exemptions from major awards, where approved existing certificates are held by the learner. Exemptions are based on the listed QQI minor awards, which relate to a major award. A copy of the original certificate(s) is required to be submitted to Lir Business Services & Training Centre. If the Learner Application for RPL is approved by the Training Co-ordinator, then these are noted in the Learner Record.

RPL for Awards (based on learning experiences): Lir Business Services & Training Centre does not offer awards purely on the basis of prior learning experiences.