If you are doing the silver or gold award you will need to compile a portfolio once you have completed the tasks. A portfolio is a collection of work which demonstrates your skills and achievements.
The information below is aimed at students and graduates who are completing the silver or gold award as an optional, extra curricular activity (not through a module). If you are completing the award through a module your tutor should be able to advise you on what to include, how to present and how to submit.
You need to include items to show you have completed the tasks that make up the award. These include your:
Remember that, to gain the silver award, you will need to include 4 out of the 6 tasks. To gain the gold you will need to include 6 out of the 6 tasks.
The portfolio is intended to act as a tool kit of resources that will be useful to you as you develop your career. You may therefore choose to include extra items which may be useful to you, but which are not required to gain the award. For example:
You can present your work either in paper based form or electronically.
Present your work in a folder. If you have chosen to include lots of extra items in addition to the items that make up the award, consider adding dividers so that it is easy for the assessor to flick through.
Make sure you include a cover sheet at the front with your name, student number and contact details.
Save each document with a title that includes your name, student number and the title of each piece.
Submit paper based portfolios by dropping into the Careers Centre, MD building (next to the Harrison Learning Centre)
Submit electronic portfolios by emailing your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your portfolio will be assessed by staff in the Careers and Enterprise Department. We will let you know whether you have passed and give you some written feedback. If you do not pass we will let you know what you need to change and you will be able to resubmit.