The whole process should begin with the applicant’s acknowledgement
that the working experience and the curricula match or are similar. The working
experience may also match only a subject or a module. It is important to ensure
the working experience suites the subject’s or module’s study outcomes.
The next step is to start gathering the evidence to prove the
applicant has reached the subject’s/module’s study outcomes with the work
experience. The best and most convenient way to do so is to prepare a
portfolio. It should be noted that the portfolio of work experience recognition
does not meet the same expectations and rules as the usual art work portfolio
in EAA. The portfolio should start with the application (available here). The
application have to state the full and correct name of the subject and its ECTS
credit point value as showed in the curricula.
The next chapter should be the proof from work- a copy of the
employment contract, a copy of the B-card or a certificate from the employer.
After that the applicant should describe the experience and
analyse oneself through it. It is advisable to point out what went well and bad
during the process and what was it that the applicant learned from it. The
analyze should also describe and compare the gained experiences with the
outcomes of the subject(s) applied for.
The analyse does not have a length criteria but only describing
the work done is not sufficient.
The next chapter should be the examples of work done:
– in case of written text the applicant should add a copy of it as
well as a copy where it was published or a link to it.
– in case of exhibition the applicant should add the copies of the
work showcased on the exhibition as well as the proof of exhibition (a
certificate from the gallery/museum or a copy of advertisement (or a link to
– in case of planning or design the applicant should add the copies
of the planning/design process and photos or the samples of the finished
The portfolio does not have a unified form. It may and have to be
an applicant’s vision of the portfolio and the only requirement to it is to
cover all the 4 chapters mentioned- application, proof from the employer,
self-analysis and work examples.
In case of strict copyright or confidenciality clause please
contact with the RPL specialist for more detailed information and instruction.