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RARPA (Recognising and recording progress and achievement)

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RARPA

RARPA is a means of measuring learner progress and demonstrating outcomes, most commonly used in association with non-accredited learning. For that reason, it is especially valuable for young people with learning difficulties and / or disabilities who may be following highly personalised programmes that are not linked to qualifications.

The RARPA Guide

The Education and Training Foundation commissioned Natspec to produce a comprehensive guide to the use of RARPA with students with SEND. It explains what effective practice looks like at each of the five stages and suggests some robust quality assurance measures to use at each stage. The guide clarifies the links between RARPA, EHC Plans, and Ofsted’s Education and Inspection Framework. It also incudes links to resources developed by providers and a range of person-centred thinking tools.

Upcoming RARPA training from Natspec Transform

Introduction to implementing RARPA effectively

22 September 2022
This training event is part of our series of four online, interactive training modules for post-16 education providers working with learners with SEND who currently use, or are thinking of introducing, the RARPA process.

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process (session one)

29 September 2022
This training is for staff who already have an understanding of RARPA and want to further their knowledge of how to ensure the process is quality assured.

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process (session two)

20 October 2022
This training is for staff who already have an understanding of RARPA and want to further their knowledge of how to ensure the process is quality assured.
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