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New RPL Learner Video from IADT featuring Brendan Courtney

July 2, 2024
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Brendan Courtney: RPL Story from IADT

When TV presenter, producer, broadcaster, activist, designer, and well-known Irish personality Brendan Courtney discovered the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process at IADT, he embarked on a life-changing journey in higher education. The RPL process allowed him to have his diverse skills and talents recognised, enabling him to pursue a qualification in an area he is passionate about.

University was not an option for Brendan after leaving school, but he always aspired to achieve a higher education qualification. He seized the opportunity to apply for the MA in Business in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (Level 9) at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

In this video, Brendan discusses the importance of the RPL process and the support he received at IADT helped him reflect on and value his formal, informal, and non-formal learning experiences.

By his own admission, Brendan says that without RPL, he wouldn't have the Master's qualification that has given him the confidence to thrive and pursue his passion.

Sincere thanks to Brendan for sharing his story with us. Every RPL journey is unique, making RPL impactful as it bridges various disciplines and career types. Thanks also to our RPL project lead at IADT, Rebecca Roper for bringing this wonderful story together and sharing it with us, and to colleague Louisa Keogh for making this possible!

Find out more about RPL at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology here.

Check out other inspiring #RPL learner stories on our YouTube Channel.