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Candidates must provide sufficient and valid evidence to prove their competence meets the requirements of the qualification. This evidence can be:
The way in which most candidates collect and organise their evidence is generally referred to as a portfolio of evidence.
The portfolio usually contains copies of documentation and may be presented as hard or soft copy, or may be signposted to its original location within the candidate’s workplace.
You may also wish to use e-portfolios; there are a number of e-portfolio products you can use:
The cumulative assessment record (CAR) is normally included in the candidate’s portfolio:
If the CAR is designed by the centre, it must:
A reliable system must be in place for recording assessment judgements and decisions.
Assessment records are required for internal and external verification. They must be securely retained by the centre for a minimum of three years following candidate achievement of the qualification.
Assessment records can be in any format but must show:
Please refer to the relevant centre handbook for any additional requirements.