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Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning

Applicants for entry onto a programme of study may seek recognition of prior learning based on experience, including learning based on specific work experience and/or life experience. Such experiential learning may be recognised for purposes of entry onto a programme at GMIT, LyIT or IT Sligo and may entitle the applicant to exemptions from some parts of that programme. Generally, applicants must support their claim for recognition of prior experiential learning by providing a portfolio documenting their relevant experience.

Experiential Learning

If you are planning on making an application for prior experiential learning through our CUA ePortfolio Tool, you will be required to present evidence to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcomes. A key requirement in the required evidence is the inclusion of a reflective statement.

Evidence must be provided for each achievement and can be uploaded to the CUA ePortfolio Tool. The following is a list of the types of evidence that you can submit to support your claims:

  • Letters of Certification
  • Documents/ Reports
  • Published Material
  • Achievement Certificates
  • Written Reports
  • Job Profiles
  • Reports on Unpaid Work
  • Work Samples
  • Reflective Statement
  • Diaries
  • Completed Project Work
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Testimonials
  • Transcripts of Examination Results
  • Records of on-the-job Training
  • References
  • Log Books