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The increasing number of forced migrants being resettled in Wales outside of the four main asylum seeker dispersal areas has led to a greater demand for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision and access to vocational courses and training.

A report commissioned by Welsh Government indicated that difficulties in obtaining recognition for qualifications, skills and experience gained overseas was a barrier for forced migrants to achieve their career aspirations and there were concerns that the CQFW was not being more widely used to recognise prior learning.

CollegesWales International undertook a study to establish the use of RPL and brough key stakeholders together to identify recommendations for the future. The study was conducted in two parts:

  1. identifying and conversations with key stakeholders in Wales involved with forced migrants and a survey distributed to the FE colleges in Wales funded by Welsh Government; and
  2. a roundtable discussion with key stakeholders funded by the European Commission.

Further Reading
The value of Prior Learning Recognition to support a post-Covid economic recovery
July 2021

Contact 
Phil Whitney is the CollegesWales International primary contact for the Recognition of Prior Learning in further education colleges in Wales. Contact Phil for further information: Phil.Whitney@colegaucymru.ac.uk

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