SCHOOL OF ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (SOCE):
Tamilnadu School of Online and Continuing Education (SOCE) is a wing of Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning which, mainly focuses on conducting Examination in Online Mode; the course will be conducted through Regular / Distance Mode. This Online Mode of Examination has been approved by International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Oslo, Norway.
TNSOCE has been functioning on the basis of the concept of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which is already approved by UGC, AICTE and Ministry of Labour and Employment. The concept of RPL categorizes methods of assessing prior learning which include evaluation of prior experience, which may also include observation of actual workplace behaviour. The essential element of RPL is that it is an assessment of evidence provided by an individual to support their claim for competence against a given set of standards or learning outcomes. RPL is a very simple and straightforward process of assessing someone’s skills or knowledge, regardless of where and how these were learned. Unlike other forms of assessment it doesn’t judge someone’s evidence of competence solely by the credentials or qualifications they have achieved, although this can form part of their claim. Nor does it consider where a person worked, their age, gender or physical attributes. What RPL does is allow people to demonstrate that they are capable of undertaking specific tasks or working in certain industries based on evidence of skills and knowledge gained throughout their life.
Since the student are already competent, he / she can write the appear for the exam online and on passing the examination will be able to get the requisite certificate.