Welcome to the RPL Assessment Portfolio Tool where you can build an online portfolio to help you gain access or advanced entry into a higher education programme in the Institutes of Technology in the Connacht-Ulster region including Galway-Mayo IT, LyIT and IT Sligo.
Before you start creating your online portfolio there are a number of steps you must take!
Research a course you are interested in at GMIT, IT Sligo or LyIT at the following links
Important: Candidates must first consult with a head of department (see Contacts) and then complete the institute direct application form BEFORE starting the ePortfolio. Please follow each step outlined above.
Please note an assessment fee of €100 applies to all RPL portfolio applications.
PLEASE NOTE: GMIT RPL Assessment Application Fee is Non-Refundable.
Use the table below to help you narrow down the types of evidence of prior learning you might use to seek advanced entry or exemption from a module on a programme you are interested in studying.
Please note: you may use the same evidence for more than one learning outcome when completing your RPL portfolio.
|Types of RPL evidence||Explanation||Examples of evidence|
|Formal learning||Courses which were formally organised and assessed.||
|Non-formal learning||Training events which were organised but did not necessarily have an assessment.||
|Informal learning/self-managed learning||Learning you achieved that was not organised by others||
|Work history and job descriptions||Aspects of your paid and voluntary work that are relevant to the module||
|Samples of work||If there is physical evidence of your prior learning other than certificates etc||
|Reports from employers/managers||If there is no tangible evidence of your learning it may be possible to arrange verification from third parties/employers/managers||