Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the identification, assessment and acknowledgement of the full range of an individual’s skills, competencies, knowledge and work ethos obtained through informal training, certificated learning, non-accredited courses, workshops, on-the-job experience and life experience. The learning and experience is compared against the learning outcomes required for a specific qualification. Further information about RPL in South Africa can be found here.
Applicants that do not meet the formal entrance criteria for the intended academic program they wish to enter can apply as RPL candidates by submitting the Portfolio of Evidence Assessment (POL) form in addition to their application.
Do not pay for the RPL until advised to do so by the Admissions Team.
Admissions will provide candidates with access to the POL only once the online application has been submitted and the application fee is received.
The RPL assessment is only open to individuals applying for programmes at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
Please note that the following documents are required before you start the submission process:
Please note the following:
RPL applicants are required to first submit the formal programme application, before being provided with access to the online Portfolio of Learning portal.