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Recogonition of Prior Learning commonly known as RPL largely refers to an assessment process used to evaluate a person's existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by formal, non-formal or informal learning. RPL under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20 primarily has the following objectives

  • It aims to align the competencies of the un-regulated workforce of the country to the standardized National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)
  • To enhance the employability opportunities of an individual as well as provide alternative routes to higher education and
  • To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileging certain forms of knowledge over others

RPL with Best in Class Employers:This mode of RPL focuses on flexible and direct collaboration with top reputed employers in different sectors through Sector Skill Councils. Sector Skill Council functions as Project Implementing Agency in this mode. The aim is to put the top employer in the center of the activities, and extend the NSQF certification to the large uncertified workforce existing across employers in various sectors. The proposed projects in this mode looks to utilize Top chef/ Departmental Head/ Supervisors/Workshop Managers/Senior Supervisors/Master Trainers of employers as 'Employer Assessor'. It is required that these undergo orientation on assessment by SSC as per NSQF standards. RPL in this mode intends to encourage organized sectors of the economy, and bring more objectivity by favouring online methods of assessments