The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (the College) supports and recognizes learning which takes place in different contexts. Knowledge and skills can develop from many types of formal, non-formal and informal learning. The College recognizes that current and prospective students may acquire learning and skills in a formal learning environment, in employment or in other working/voluntary contexts. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MCAST considers both the recognition of prior certified learning (RPCL) and recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL).A separate process is adopted for each type respectively. The responsibility for the effective implementation of the RPL policy lies with the admissions board, operating under the auspices of the Office of the Registrar. Students seeking to make use of this policy can be assisted by the respective MCAST institute, and by the student support services as necessary.