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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 includes 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 activates your POE to be sent out to you. Your Portfolio of Evidence will arrive 3-4 weeks after you have registered for an ICB exam.


Exactly 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 towards your final mark for your subject.

Given that you get to do the Portfolio of Evidence before the exam, it is a great way to obtain 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 your individual details on the cover are right.
If there is a mistake, let your college and ICB know right away.

Next you need to review the whole PoE and fill in details where you are asked to.

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

When you go to compose 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 examined by an ICB registered assessor, who utilizes it to choose whether you are proficient in that specific subject.

Your POE counts for 30% of your overall mark.You need to finish all the ICB Assignments and Tests before your final exam date and ensure you have actually placed them into your PoE.

You want to ensure you get your POE as soon as possible, so that you have the optimum amount of time available to work on it, before the date on which you need to hand it in at the exam.


How do I make sure 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 after that you hand in your POE at the exam.

So, if you desire the maximum amount of time to work on your POE, you have to sign up for your exam as quickly as you can.

When you have registered for your exam, the ICB will courier your POE to you. The ICB generally couriers your POE 3 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 every single subject you do. So if you register for 3 subject exams, then the ICB will send your three 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 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 takes place to your POE, you have a back-up plan.


Just what 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 evaluations, 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 the best ways to complete your POE.

You hand all of it in at your final exam, and the assessors (examiners) marks all of it to identify if you pass or if you need to repeat the work.

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


How your ICB Final Marks are Determined.

The ICB utilizes two different marks to identify your final mark, and to figure out if you pass or fail your course. These two marks are marks for; 1. Your formal exam, and 2. Your Portfolio of Evidence.

Your official exam counts 70% of your final mark. You must 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 projects, examinations 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 important guide to studying your ICB subject!
Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide informs you precisely what you have to do throughout your ICB studies. It discusses ways to complete your PoE, and includes great deals of forms you need to finish.
Overcome it step by step and follow all the directions in it, and you’ll be on track for success.


ICB Tests and Tasks.

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


Answer books.

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


Why is my PoE so crucial?

The ICB academic group has designed it to give you the very best possible opportunity of learning effectively and passing your subject first time.
It helps us make certain you get a deep and thorough understanding of your course materials.
You don’t simply get a credentials– you acquire genuine skills that you can utilize in your job from Day 1.

Each subject is divided into 3 learning phases. You’ll do an ICB Assignment during each stage, and at the end of phases 1 and 2, you’ll finish an ICB Test, to check your understanding. These tests have actually been set by the ICB and are standardised– all students need to finish them.

Your final exam marks completion of the third learning stage.

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


When do I hand in my PoE?

A few days prior to your final exam, go through the list in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and ensure you have actually done and consisted of everything. Make a copy of our entire PoE as a backup.

Take your finished PoE to your final exam. You’ll hand it therein.
Your final exam.
When you have completed composing your final exam, you need to 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 handed it in.

Download the ICB POE Process Diagramme here.



Last Update: March 23, 2017.

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