ARPL stands for Artisan Recognition to Prior Learning. This is an assessment designed to create an equal opportunity for all those who want to do a trade test to attain red seal certification. This assessment takes into consideration both formal and informal learning over the course of your career and tests how ready you are for the trade test. This is step one in entering a process that leads you to qualifying and is therefore compulsory.
The ARPL assessment will give the candidate and the assessor an indication into how ready the candidate is for the trade test. It provides a clear outline into the tasks or knowledge that the candidate may be lacking or having a ‘gap’ in. This will give the candidate an opportunity to head back to the workplace or an accredited training centre such as ours where he can then learn these skills.