Raising awareness, facilitating access, creating opportunity, enabling achievement

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620257
Title:
Raising awareness, facilitating access, creating opportunity, enabling achievement
Authors:
Felce, Alison; Claridge, Michelle
Abstract:
The University of Wolverhampton is known within the higher education sector as a post-1992 university with an excellent reputation for widening participation. It is committed to being ‘the Opportunity University – renowned for our creativity and innovation…connected with our local, national and global communities delivering opportunity and academic excellence’ (University of Wolverhampton, 2015a) and to ‘recognis[ing] learning wherever and whenever it occurs’ (Felce, 2015). As part of this commitment the university accepts a broad range of entry qualifications including accepting learners who have no formal qualifications but who show, through interview or work experiences, that they are capable of succeeding at university-level study. This recognition of prior learning (RPL) extends to recognising learning at levels equivalent to those in higher education in order to allow exemptions from study which may be applied to individuals or cohorts, depending on the circumstances. This chapter presents the University of Wolverhampton’s approach to its engagement with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and for the RPL for those within, and allied to, the Forces. Principles for RPL and why they are relevant to the university and the Armed Forces are set out. The university’s approach to raising awareness, facilitating access, creating opportunities and enabling achievement is also explained. The chapter concludes with a case study outlining the application of these four principles to enable readers to consider how this approach could be transferred to their own practice.
Citation:
In: Michael Hill (Editor), Anthony Hudson (Editor), Stephanie McKendry (Editor), Neil Raven (Editor), Danny Saunders (Editor), John Storan (Editor), Tom Ward (Editor), Closing the Gap: Bridges for Access and Lifelong Learning
Publisher:
FACE - Forum for Access and Continuing Education
Issue Date:
Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620257
Additional Links:
http://www.face.ac.uk/face-publications/
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9780995492202
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorFelce, Alisonen
dc.contributor.authorClaridge, Michelleen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-04T10:36:12Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-04T10:36:12Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-
dc.identifier.citationIn: Michael Hill (Editor), Anthony Hudson (Editor), Stephanie McKendry (Editor), Neil Raven (Editor), Danny Saunders (Editor), John Storan (Editor), Tom Ward (Editor), Closing the Gap: Bridges for Access and Lifelong Learningen
dc.identifier.isbn9780995492202-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620257-
dc.description.abstractThe University of Wolverhampton is known within the higher education sector as a post-1992 university with an excellent reputation for widening participation. It is committed to being ‘the Opportunity University – renowned for our creativity and innovation…connected with our local, national and global communities delivering opportunity and academic excellence’ (University of Wolverhampton, 2015a) and to ‘recognis[ing] learning wherever and whenever it occurs’ (Felce, 2015). As part of this commitment the university accepts a broad range of entry qualifications including accepting learners who have no formal qualifications but who show, through interview or work experiences, that they are capable of succeeding at university-level study. This recognition of prior learning (RPL) extends to recognising learning at levels equivalent to those in higher education in order to allow exemptions from study which may be applied to individuals or cohorts, depending on the circumstances. This chapter presents the University of Wolverhampton’s approach to its engagement with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and for the RPL for those within, and allied to, the Forces. Principles for RPL and why they are relevant to the university and the Armed Forces are set out. The university’s approach to raising awareness, facilitating access, creating opportunities and enabling achievement is also explained. The chapter concludes with a case study outlining the application of these four principles to enable readers to consider how this approach could be transferred to their own practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFACE - Forum for Access and Continuing Educationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.face.ac.uk/face-publications/en
dc.subjectRecognition of Prior Learningen
dc.subjectAccreditationen
dc.subjectMilitaryen
dc.subjectArmed Forcesen
dc.subjectAwarenessen
dc.subjectAccessen
dc.subjectOpportunityen
dc.subjectAchievementen
dc.subjectMappingen
dc.subjectEngagementen
dc.titleRaising awareness, facilitating access, creating opportunity, enabling achievementen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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