ICB Home Study – Portfolio of Evidence

A portfolio of evidence (POE) is a workbook or folder with a collections of file that you hand in at your exam. This folder is filled with workplace and home-based  study assignments and exercises. It includes evidence that you did the practical work, and that you have actually mastered this piece of work. Your POE is marked together with your exam. The marks you get for your POE form 30% of your final mark. The other 70% of your mark is based upon your exam. PoE could also help you secure a job as it will showcase to potential employers that you have an idea of what is expected of you in the job.

When do I get my POE?

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

When must I finish my POE?

You must complete your Portfolio of Evidence prior to the exam, and 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. Given that you get to do the Portfolio of Evidence prior to the exam, it is an excellent way to get some points before you even get to write the exam!

How do I finish my POE?

When you get your POE,  first check that all your personal details on the cover are correct. If there is an error, let your college and ICB know right away. Next you must go through the whole PoE and fill in info where you are asked to. During 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 qualified in that particular subject. Your POE counts for 30% of your total mark.You must complete all the ICB Assignments and Tests prior to your final exam date and make sure you have actually placed them into your PoE. You want to make certain 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 maximum time to work on my POE? When you Register for your exam, the ICB sends you the POE for the subject/s you have registered for. You then get to work on your POE from the date you receive the POE from the ICB, till your exam date. And then 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 usually couriers your POE three to four weeks after getting your exam registration application.

Do I get a POE for each subject?

Yes, you should get a POE for each subject you do. So if you sign up for three subject exams, then the ICB will send your three Portfolios of Evidence. If your POE is insufficient, that can indicate that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Also 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.

What exactly goes 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 contain the Administration Book, which informs you precisely ways to complete your POE. You hand all of it in at your final exam, and the assessors (examiners) marks all of it to determine if you pass or if you need to redo the work. Note that 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 three Portfolios of Evidence. If your POE is incomplete, that can indicate that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Also 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 plan.

How your ICB Final Marks are Determined.

The ICB uses 2 different marks to determine your final mark, and to determine if you pass or fail your course. These 2 marks are marks for; 1. Your official exam, and 2. Your Portfolio of Evidence. Your formal exam counts 70% of your final mark. You should get at least 50% for your formal 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 have to get a final overall mark of 60% to pass your course.

Exactly what’s inside my PoE?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide. This is your indispensable guide to studying your ICB subject! Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide tells you precisely what you need to do throughout your ICB studies. It discusses the best ways to fill in your PoE, and includes lots of forms you need to finish. Work through it step by step and follow all the instructions 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 assist you to check your understanding throughout your studies. Distance learning trainees will find ICB Tests and Assignments in their PoE when it arrives. Classroom-based trainees will get their ICB Tasks in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be given by their lecturers throughout their studies.

Answer books.

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

Why is my PoE so important?

The ICB academic group has designed it to give you the best possible possibility of learning effectively and passing your subject first time. It assists us make sure you get a deep and extensive understanding of your course products. You do not simply get a certification– you get genuine skills that you can utilize in your job from Day 1. Each subject is divided into 3 learning stages. You’ll do an ICB Task during each stage, and at the end of phases 1 and 2, you’ll finish an ICB Test, to test your knowledge. These tests have been set by the ICB and are standardised– all students must complete them. Your final exam marks the end of the 3rd learning phase. This integrated way 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 checklist in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and ensure you have done and included everything. Make a copy of our entire PoE as a backup. Take your finished PoE to your final exam. You’ll hand it in there. Your final exam. When you have actually completed composing your final exam, you need to add the exam question and answer documents to your PoE, and hand everything in together. You can not send 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.

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