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 consists of evidence and evidence 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 on your exam.  

When do I get my POE?

When you sign up for an exam, that activates your POE to be sent out to you. Your Portfolio of Evidence will get there 3-4 weeks after you have actually registered for an ICB exam. What must I do with my POE? You should complete your Portfolio of Evidence before 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 to your final mark for your subject. Given that you get to do the Portfolio of Evidence prior to the exam, it is a good way to obtain some points before you even get to the exam!  

How do I finish my POE?

When you get your POE, first check that all your personal details on the cover are proper. If there is an error, let your college and ICB know right away. Next you should go through the entire PoE and fill in details where you are asked to. During your course, you will include things like exercises and assignments 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 analyzed by an ICB registered assessor, who uses it to decide whether you are proficient in that particular subject. Your POE counts for 30% of your overall mark.You should complete all the ICB Tasks and Tests prior to your final exam date and make sure you have inserted them into your PoE. You want to make sure you get your POE as soon as possible, so that you have the optimum amount of time available to work on it, prior to the date on which you should 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 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 want the maximum amount of time to work on your POE, you have to register for your exam as quickly as you can. As soon as you have registered for your exam, the ICB will courier your POE to you. The ICB typically couriers your POE three to four weeks after receiving 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 sign up for 3 subject exams, then the ICB will send your three Portfolios of Evidence. If your POE is incomplete, that can mean that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Also ensure 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.  

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 comprises your complete Portfolio of Evidence. When you get your POE from the ICB, it will consist of the Administration Book, which informs you exactly the best ways to finish 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 redo the work. Note that you should get a POE for each 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 insufficient, that can imply 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 know if something occurs to your POE, you have a back-up strategy.  

How your ICB Final Marks are Worked out.

The ICB utilizes two different marks to determine your final mark, and to identify 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 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 assignments, evaluations and other work. You need to get a final overall mark of 60% to pass your course.  

What’s inside my PoE?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide. This is your essential overview of studying your ICB subject! Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide informs you exactly what you have to do throughout your ICB studies. It explains the best ways to fill out your PoE, and includes great deals of forms you need to finish. Work through it step by step and follow all the guidelines in it, and you’ll be on track for success.  

ICB Tests and Assignments.

For every single subject, the ICB sets 3 Projects and 2 Tests that help you to test your understanding throughout your studies. Distance learning trainees will discover ICB Tests and Tasks in their PoE when it gets there. Classroom-based students 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 compose the answers to your ICB Tests and Projects in.  

Why is my PoE so important?

The ICB academic team has created it to offer you the best possible chance of learning efficiently and passing your subject first time. It helps us make certain you get a deep and thorough understanding of your course products. You don’t just 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 throughout each stage, and at the end of stages 1 and 2, you’ll finish an ICB Test, to evaluate your knowledge. These tests have actually been set by the ICB and are standardised– all students need to finish them. Your final exam marks the end of the third learning stage. This integrated way of learning helps to prepare you (and readies practice) for your final exam.  

When do I hand in my PoE?

A few days prior to your final exam, go through the checklist in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and ensure you have actually 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 finished composing your final exam, you should include 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.