YG023: TEO not to claim funding for recognised prior learning


The TEO must not claim funding for recognised prior learning credited to a student.

To ensure that the TEO is able to comply with this condition, the TEO must:

a)  ask each student to specify prior learning he or she has undertaken; and

b)  before admitting each student into a Youth Guarantee funded programme, review that information as it relates to each student; and

c)  retain documents that confirm that each student has demonstrated the required knowledge or skill;

d)  if a course contains content or learning for which a student has previously been credited:

      (i)  calculate the EFTS factor of the units previously credited to the student, and subtract that factor from the standard course factor of the course in which the student is enrolled ("the revised EFTS factor figure"); and

      (ii)  submit the revised EFTS factor figure into the enrolment file of the SDR, in the "FACTOR" field in respect of the relevant student; and

e)  if a student requires further learning to complete a qualification, ensure that the student only completes a course that he or she has not yet passed.

For the avoidance of doubt, recognised prior learning does not apply to repeated learning undertaken because the relevant quality assurance body requires students to periodically repeat training.

  • Last changed: 3 March 2016
  • Last verified: 3 March 2016