Recognition of Prior Learning Practitioner is an advanced certificate program. It provides practical training in all aspects of the recognition of prior learning field and will prepare you in recognition of prior learning practices (such as PLAR, credit transfer and qualification recognition). Prior learning assessment and recognition practices will be emphasized.
All courses belonging to the Recognition of Prior Learning Practitioner program are offered by distance learning, through continuing education. Applicants may choose to apply for admission prior to taking courses or may apply to graduate from the program, but must meet admission requirements at that time.
Graduates may find employment as practitioners working in education, career counselling, human resource management and employee recruitment fields.
Graduates who are already practitioners in these fields will gain enhanced skills in recognition of prior learning practices.
Application for admission is not required to enrol in individual courses for this program. When you have completed all of the required courses and met admission requirements, you may apply to graduate from the Recognition of Prior Learning Practitioner program.
Not applicable at this time
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Students admitted to this program must purchase all course textbooks and materials through the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Kelsey campus Bookstore.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.