Your e-portfolio is absolutely central to your STP training experience. It is central to your training experience because in the workplace you are required to complete a broad range of core, rotation and specialist modules. Each of these modules contains a required set of competencies and workplace-based assessments. The evidence that you have achieved each of the required competencies is submitted by you into your e-portfolio for assessment and approval by your Training Officer and other nominated colleagues. The e-portfolio is also the place where the evidence of having passed all of your observational workplace-based assessments is submitted and approved.
At the end of your third year, having a 100% complete e-portfolio of workplace-based competencies and assessments is one of the three principal requirements you must meet in order to successfully complete the programme.
The e-portfolio service we use is a product called OneFile. The animation below outlines how we advise that you use the e-portfolio within the STP.
As the short animation suggests we advise that you think about OneFile as being part of a regular ‘workplace work cycle’ in which you:
- Routinely review your progress and identify from the Curriculum Library what you plan to cover in your training in the period ahead
- Use OneFile to continuously capture and store evidence of workplace-based activities
- Regularly map your collected evidence against required competencies and submit it for feedback and sign off.