Portfolio of evidence

A portfolio of evidence is a collection of documents that your trainee is required to compile to show competence against a set of learning outcomes and to an appropriate standard.


Your trainee will need to demonstrate, through the presentation of evidence, that they can meet the requirements of the HSST programme and they should do this by organising evidence within an e-portfolio, which will help them to collect evidence systematically. It is also a means of demonstrating their particular strengths and achievements.

The e-portfolio should be developed as:

  • a record of achievements to date
  • a proof of competence and knowledge
  • a resource bank of abilities
  • a reference tool for appraisal
  • a basis for career development
  • a record of continuing professional development

In relation to the relevant specialist curriculum and standards of proficiency it provides:

  • a clear demonstration of competence and knowledge against learning outcomes and standards of proficiency
  • a focus for assessment
  • a means to bring together evidence for more than one learning outcome or standard of proficiency
  • a focus for the identification of training/learning needs

The e-portfolio will contain:

  • the training plans identifying progression through the programme
  • the written evidence developed that maps to the programme requirements
  • the uploaded attachments
  • the feedback on evidence