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ICB Portfolio of Evidence – Distance Learning

ICB – Portfolio of Evidence (POE)


Exactly what is a Portfolio of Evidence?

A ICB 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 tasks and exercises. It contains evidence and evidence that you did this practical work, which you have actually 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 on your exam.


When do I get my POE?

When you register for an exam, that triggers your ICB Portfolio of Evidence to be sent out to you. Your Portfolio of Evidence will arrive 3-4 weeks after you have signed up for an ICB exam.


What must I do with my POE?

You need to finish your ICB Portfolio of Evidence before the exam, and then take it with you to the exam. At the exam you hand in your ICB Portfolio of Evidence (together with your exam paper), and it gets marked with your exam. In this way it counts to your final mark for your subject.

Because you get to do the ICB Portfolio of Evidence prior to the exam, it is an excellent way to obtain some points prior to you even get to the exam!


How do I complete my POE?

When you get your POE, first check that your personal details on the cover are right.
If there is an error, let your college and ICB know right away.

Next you must check out the entire PoE and fill in information where you are asked to.

Throughout your course, you will include things like exercises and tasks to your PoE.

When you go to write your final exam you\’ll put your question and answer paper into your complete 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 choose whether you are proficient in that particular subject.

Your ICB Portfolio of Evidence counts for 30% of your overall mark.You should finish all the ICB Tasks and Tests before your final exam date and make sure you have inserted them into your PoE.

You want to ensure you get your ICB Portfolio of Evidence as soon as possible, so that you have the maximum amount of time available to work on it, before the date on which you should hand it in at the exam.




How do I make certain 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 registered 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 desire the optimum amount of time to work on your POE, you need to register for your exam as soon as you can.

When you have registered for your exam, the ICB will courier your POE to you. The ICB typically couriers your ICB Portfolio of Evidence 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 each subject you do. So if you register for three subject exams, then the ICB will send your three Portfolios of Evidence.

If your POE is incomplete, that can indicate that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Likewise make certain that you make a copy of your POE before 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.


Exactly what enters into my Portfolio of Evidence?

As you study a subject (or learning area) all your assessments are kept in a folder. So all these assessments, plus your final exam paper makes up your complete Portfolio of Evidence. When you get your POE from the ICB, it will consist of the Administration Book, which informs 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 figure out if you pass or if you have to repeat the work.

Note that you need to get a POE for every single subject you do. So if you sign up for 3 subject exams, then the ICB will send your three Portfolios of Evidence.
If your POE is insufficient, that can mean 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 happens to your POE, you have a back-up strategy.


How your ICB Final Marks are Calculated.

The ICB uses 2 various marks to identify 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 official 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 tasks, examinations and other work.

You need to get a final overall mark of 60% to pass your course.


What\’s inside my ICB Portfolio of Evidence?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide.

This is your essential overview of studying your ICB subject!
Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide tells you exactly what you need to do throughout your ICB studies. It describes ways to fill out your PoE, and contains lots of forms you have 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 every single subject, the ICB sets 3 Tasks and 2 Tests that assist you to check your understanding throughout your studies.
Distance learning trainees will find ICB Tests and Assignments in their ICB Portfolio of Evidence when it arrives.
Classroom-based students will get their ICB Assignments in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be given by their lecturers throughout their studies.


Answer books.

You\’ll also discover blank answer books in your ICB Portfolio of Evidence for you to write the answers to your ICB Tests and Projects in.


Why is my ICB Portfolio of Evidence so important?

The ICB scholastic team has actually created it to provide you the very best possible possibility of learning effectively and passing your subject first time.
It helps us make sure you get a deep and extensive understanding of your course materials.
You do not simply 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 phase, and at the end of stages 1 and 2, you\’ll finish an ICB Test, to test your understanding. These tests have actually been set by the ICB and are standardised– all students should finish them.

Your final exam marks completion of the 3rd learning phase.

This integrated method of learning helps to prepare you (and is good practice) for your final exam.


When do I hand in my ICB Portfolio of Evidence?

A few days before your final exam, go through the checklist in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and ensure you have done and included everything. Make a copy of our whole ICB Portfolio of Evidence as a backup.

Take your finished PoE to your final exam. You\’ll hand it therein.
Your final exam.
When you have finished composing your final exam, you should include the exam question and answer papers to your ICB Portfolio of Evidence, and hand everything in together.

You can not send out the ICB anything else for your ICB Portfolio of Evidence after you have handed it in.

Download the ICB Portfolio of Evidence Process Diagramme here.

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Last Update: June 19th, 2017

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