ICB – Portfolio of Evidence (POE)

ICB – Portfolio of Evidence (POE).


What is a Portfolio of Evidence?

A portfolio of evidence (POE) is a workbook or folder with a collections of files; that you hand in at your exam. This folder is filled with workplace and home-based tasks 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 on your exam.


When do I get my POE?

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


Exactly what must I do with my POE?

You need to finish your Portfolio of Evidence before the exam, and after that 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.

Considering that you get to do the Portfolio of Evidence before the exam, it is a good way to get some points before you even get to the exam!


How do I finish my POE?

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

Next you must read through the entire 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 compose 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 signed up assessor, who uses it to decide whether you are skilled in that particular subject.

Your POE 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 make certain you get your POE as soon as possible, so that you have the maximum amount of time available to work on it, before 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 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 then you hand in your POE at the exam.

So, if you want the maximum amount of time to work on your POE, you need to sign up for your exam as soon as you can.

When you have actually registered for your exam, the ICB will courier your POE to you. The ICB typically couriers your POE 3 to 4 weeks after getting your exam registration application.


Do I get a POE for each subject?

Yes, you must get a POE for every single subject you do. So if you sign up for 3 subject exams, then the ICB will send your 3 Portfolios of Evidence.

If your POE is incomplete, 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 before you hand it in. Put it in a safe place, so that you know 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 how 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 have to repeat the work.

Keep in mind that you must get a POE for every single 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 incomplete, that can mean 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 occurs to your POE, you have a back-up strategy.


How your ICB Final Marks are Worked out.

The ICB uses 2 various marks to identify your final mark, and to identify if you pass or fail your course. These two marks are marks for; 1. Your official 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 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 projects, assessments 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 essential overview of studying your ICB subject!
Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide informs you exactly what you need to do throughout your ICB studies. It explains ways to complete your PoE, and contains lots of forms you have 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 Projects.

For every single subject, the ICB sets 3 Assignments and 2 Tests that help you to evaluate your understanding throughout your studies.
Distance learning trainees will discover ICB Tests and Tasks in their PoE when it gets there.
Classroom-based trainees 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 likewise discover blank answer books in your PoE for you to write the answers to your ICB Tests and Projects in.


Why is my PoE so crucial?

The ICB academic group has designed it to offer you the very best possible opportunity of learning successfully and passing your subject very first time.
It helps us make sure you get a deep and comprehensive understanding of your course materials.
You don’t just get a qualification– you gain 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 Project throughout each phase, and at the end of phases 1 and 2, you’ll complete an ICB Test, to test your knowledge. These tests have actually been set by the ICB and are standardised— all students should finish them.

Your final exam marks completion of the third learning stage.

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


When do I hand in my PoE?

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

Take your completed PoE to your final exam. You’ll hand it therein.
Your final exam.
When you have completed composing your final exam, you should include the exam question and answer papers 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 updated: February 21, 2019

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