The following outline is given to help you in the creation of your Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio. Read the guideline carefully to ensure that you include each element.
Your application portfolio must adequately:
Create a picture of your learning and life history
Highlight your learning accomplishments (knowledge, skills, abilities)
Provide supportive documents of learning (secondary school, college, university, training)
WHAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR LEARNING PORTFOLIO?
|Application page||This data indicates to us some basic biographical data that is needed to create your student file and assist in communication with you. It is to be filled out online, printed and included with your portfolio.|
|Introduction||This information should be written in a story/narrative form. It is to create a picture of who you are, where you are from, some life experiences, who your family is, what you are hoping to gain from this assessment.|
|The Resume||In your resume the following are examples of items that need to be included in a general way:
|Material to Support the Learning||You must provide evidence to support the learning you have described in your resume and in the introduction.
The evidence can take many forms:Official transcripts from schools, universities, company training courses (these can be outside of the province or Canada)
Course materials from workplace training
An employer letter highlighting your job responsibilities and or performance or supporting your resume
A visual of some form highlighting your skills (blueprint/video/slide show etc)
Once you have made the formal application to proceed with the Prior Learning Assessment support can be given to assist you with the portfolio and direct you when no education records are available
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY COMPLETED PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT PORTFOLIO?
Once payment and your portfolio are received, Guidance staff will review your application and contact you if additional information is required. If you are having a PLAR evaluation performed, the school will give you a written statement of course equivalencies being recognized through this prior learning assessment and recognition process.