Throughout your learning guide you will be asked to complete Learning Activities which require you to include information in a portfolio.
The term ‘portfolio’ describes a means of keeping a record of development to analyse and evaluate learning and practice. Your portfolio will include a range of evidence.
The first step is to either buy a portfolio or make your own with an A4 ring binder file. Or you may choose to develop an e-portfolio.
As you work though the activities in the teaching materials, clear guidance is given about the mandatory portfolio content. It is for you to decide what additional evidence you want to include. The diagram below contains some suggestions about other possible sources of evidence.
There is no right or wrong way to complete your portfolio, as it should be designed to suit you. However, the contents must be organised in such a way that you can find all of the information easily. It might be a good idea to use the Progress Checklist (at the front of this learning guide) as a Table of Contents and place all of the evidence you collect in the order shown on this checklist.
The information gathered from each Activity should be placed in the portfolio immediately so that you do not misplace it. Do not wait until you have finished a Section to add it to the portfolio or you will waste time trying to sort it all out. Start today and move forwards.
You might wish to use dividers to separate the contents, if required, grouping evidence into areas of learning.
Everything you do during this unit is evidence of your competence, so don’t destroy anything – place it in your portfolio!