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Collette’s Science Story

Collette applied for recognised prior learning with ATU Galway School of Science (then known as GMIT School of Science) to gain entry to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Quality (Level 7).

I have been working in a large multi-national Medical Device company for many years. I had a lot of experience in Quality roles and had been promoted accordingly. Previously, I had completed a Diploma 1 and Diploma 2 in Quality Management along with 2 further Certificates (Science in Quality & Regulatory Affairs and Supervisory Management & Statistics) at Level 7 but did not have a Level 6 qualification on the NFQ. My ultimate goal was to obtain a Degree in Quality to formalise my quality experience, training and knowledge.

Completing the RPL process with ATU Galway My Experience allowed me to document and show case my experience, training and knowledge through a formal system. Once I had completed this and met requirements, I was granted credits by ATU Galway which allowed me to bypass Level 6 and graduate with a Level 7 BSc in Quality.

The RPL process basically involves documenting your past work experience, training and qualifications and providing evidence of those. I would strongly encourage anyone who would like to obtain a higher qualification to complete the RPL process.

How to Apply

Click the button below to find all you need to know about the RPL process and how you can access a programme of study in the ATU, with RPL evidence.

RPL Explained
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