Developing Benchmarks for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

The aim of the study was to develop and promote national benchmarks for those engaged in PLAR across Canada, in all sectors and communities.

The objectives of the study were to gain practitioner consensus on the development of benchmarks for PLA assessment across Canada; produce a guide to support the implementation of national benchmarks; make recommendations for the promotion of the national benchmarks and distribution of the guide; and investigate the feasibility of developing a system to confirm the competence of PLA practitioners, based on nationally agreed-upon benchmarks for practice.