Distance Learning ICB – Portfolio of Evidence

ICB – Portfolio of Evidence (POE)


Exactly what is a Portfolio of Evidence?

A portfolio of evidence (POE) is a workbook or folder with a collections of documents; that you hand in at your exam. This folder is filled with workplace and home-based assignments and exercises. It contains evidence and proof that you did this practical work, and that you have mastered this piece of work. Your POE is marked together with your exam. The marks you get for your POE forms 30% of your final mark. The other 70% of your mark is based upon your exam.  

When do I get my POE?

When you register for an exam, that triggers your POE to be sent out to you. Your Portfolio of Evidence will get there 3-4 weeks after you have registered for an ICB exam.  

Exactly what must I finish with my POE?

You should complete your Portfolio of Evidence prior to the exam, then take it with you to the exam. At the exam you hand in your POE (together with your exam paper), and it gets marked with your exam. In this way it counts towards your final mark for your subject. Considering that you get to do the Portfolio of Evidence prior to the exam, it is a great way to get some points prior to you even get to the exam!  

How do I complete my POE?

When you get your POE, very first check that all your individual information on the cover are appropriate. If there is a mistake, let your college and ICB understand instantly. Next you must check out the whole PoE and fill in info where you are asked to. During your course, you will include things like exercises and projects to your PoE. When you go to write your final exam you’ll put your question and answer paper into your full PoE and hand everything in. All this evidence in your PoE is taken a look at by an ICB signed up assessor, who uses it to decide whether you are qualified in that particular subject. Your POE counts for 30% of your total mark.You should finish all the ICB Assignments and Tests prior to your final exam date and make certain you have actually inserted them into your PoE. You want to ensure you get your POE as soon as possible, so that you have the maximum amount of time available to work on it, prior to the date on which you must hand it in at the exam.  

How do I ensure I have the optimum time to work on my POE?

When you Register for your exam, the ICB sends you the POE for the subject/s you have actually signed up for. You then get to work on your POE from the date you get the POE from the ICB, till your exam date. And after that you hand in your POE at the exam. So, if you want the maximum amount of time to work on your POE, you have to register for your exam as quickly as you can. Once you have registered for your exam, the ICB will courier your POE to you. The ICB generally couriers your POE 3 to 4 weeks after getting your exam registration application.  

Do I get a POE for each subject?

Yes, you need to get a POE for every single subject you do. So if you register for three subject exams, then the ICB will send your 3 Portfolios of Evidence. If your POE is incomplete, that can imply that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Likewise make sure that you make a copy of your POE prior to you hand it in. Put it in a safe place, so that you understand if something happens to your POE, you have a back-up strategy.  

Just what enters into my Portfolio of Evidence?

As you study a subject (or learning area) all your evaluations are kept in a folder. So all these evaluations, plus your final exam paper makes up your complete Portfolio of Evidence. When you get your POE from the ICB, it will contain the Administration Book, which tells you exactly how to complete your POE. You hand all of it in at your final exam, and the assessors (inspectors) marks all of it to determine if you pass or if you have to redo the work. Note that you must get a POE for every subject you do. So if you register for 3 subject exams, then the ICB will send your 3 Portfolios of Evidence. If your POE is incomplete, that can imply that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Likewise ensure that you make a copy of your POE prior to you hand it in. Put it in a safe place, so that you know if something occurs to your POE, you have a back-up plan.  

How your ICB Final Marks are Worked out.

The ICB utilizes two various marks to determine your final mark, and to figure out if you pass or fail your course. These 2 marks are marks for; 1. Your formal exam, and 2. Your Portfolio of Evidence. Your formal exam counts 70% of your final mark. You need to get at least 50% for your official exam, to pass your course. Your Portfolio of Evidence counts 30% or your final mark. This consist out of work done while you were studying your subject. Things like assignments, evaluations and other work. You have to get a final total mark of 60% to pass your course.  

Exactly what’s inside my PoE?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide. This is your indispensable overview of studying your ICB subject! Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide informs you exactly what you have to do throughout your ICB studies. It describes how to complete your PoE, and consists of lots of forms you need to finish. Overcome it step by step and follow all the guidelines in it, and you’ll be on track for success.  

ICB Tests and Tasks.

For each subject, the ICB sets 3 Projects and 2 Tests that help you to evaluate your understanding during your studies. Distance learning students will find ICB Tests and Assignments in their PoE when it arrives. Classroom-based trainees will get their ICB Assignments in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be given by their speakers throughout their studies.  

Answer books.

You’ll likewise find blank answer books in your PoE for you to write the answers to your ICB Tests and Tasks in.  

Why is my PoE so essential?

The ICB scholastic team has actually created it to provide you the very best possible chance of learning effectively and passing your subject first time. It helps us make certain you get a deep and extensive understanding of your course products. You don’t just get a qualification– you gain real skills that you can use in your job from Day 1. Each subject is divided into 3 learning phases. You’ll do an ICB Project during each stage, and at the end of stages 1 and 2, you’ll finish an ICB Test, to evaluate your understanding. These tests have been set by the ICB and are standardised– all trainees must complete them. Your final exam marks completion of the 3rd learning stage. This integrated method of learning helps to prepare you (and readies practice) for your final exam.  

When do I hand in my PoE?

A couple of days before your final exam, go through the list in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and make certain you have done and consisted of everything. Make a copy of our whole PoE as a backup. Take your completed PoE to your final exam. You’ll hand it therein. Your final exam. When you have actually ended up writing your final exam, you need to add the exam question and answer papers to your PoE, and hand everything in together. You can not send out the ICB anything else for your PoE after you have actually handed it in. Download the ICB POE Process Diagramme here.   Last Update: March 23rd, 2017.