In coloration with the Quality Assurance Division, Department of Occupational Standard, Minsitry of Labour and Human Resources we facilitated RPL.
RPL in the Bhutanese context encompasses of “through assessment, recognizing competencies currently held, regardless of how, when or where the learning/training occurred”. Under the Bhutan Vocational Qualifications Framework (BVQF), competencies may be attained through any combination of formal or informal training and education, community engagement, work experience or general life experience.
Who can Apply for RPL
Any person, with the required skill or having gathered related on-thejob experience for at least 1 year and who is able to provide evidence of previous occupational training or occupational experience, and meeting the eligibility criteria set for that particular occupation may apply for RPL competence assessment in the related standardized occupation. The details of the levels at which the candidate can apply are as follows: · NC1 anybody with the required skills · NC2- 3 years work experience · NC3: NC2 + 1 year with basic literacy and numeracy requirements fulfilled. Assessment on the same will be organised by DOS depending on occupations. Exceptions can be made for those candidates with at least 15years of experience in a particular occupation supported by document evidence issued by a credible organization. Occupations for RPL and their NC level shall be decided by DOS based on market needs and available competencies of candidates.