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Building your portfolio. Your portfolio To record your evidence we use a simple template - Form 6. You can download an electronic version in the learner.

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1 Building your portfolio

2 Your portfolio To record your evidence we use a simple template - Form 6. You can download an electronic version in the learner resource section of the KMT website. A portfolio is a collection of evidence which shows your competency in each area. You can submit an electronic or paper version.

3 Types of Evidence There are 6 different types of evidence: 1.Direct observation – your assessor will need to observe you in an activity which shows your practical skill in at least one learning outcome for each unit you complete. Your assessor will complete the Form 6 to record the observation. 2.Reflective account – you may write a piece which describes your actions in particular situations and reflect upon the reasons for practising in the ways selected. The simplest way to explain how to write a reflective account is to say what you did, say why you did it and say if you would do anything differently.

4 3. Written Answer - you may write a written answer to show your underpinning knowledge. Your self study pack has a range of suggestions for you to use. 4.Work products – you will want to use case notes, supervision records, presentations, letters, etc to show your advocacy work. Work products are the quickest and most effective way of showing your advocacy practice. (why write about your advocacy when you can use case notes to show what you did!). Types of Evidence

5 5. Witness testimony – you can ask anybody who has seen you acting as an advocate to write a statement confirming what they witnessed. 6. Oral questions – your assessor may ask you questions to gather further evidence of your competency. You may not include any confidential records in your portfolio. Use Form 6 to record what they are and where they are kept. Types of Evidence

6 Suggested Format and Content We suggest you divide your portfolio into 3 sections: Section 1 Registration Forms Candidate and Centre details Any relevant certificates Skills Scan Expert Witness status list Section 2 Assessor Feedback (Form 5) Planning documents (learning outcomes) Evidence Location Sheets (your assessor usually completes these) Section 3 Evidence

7 What you can expect from your assessor Total professionalism and commitment to supporting you to gain your qualification. Ongoing practical support particularly in the processes of assessment planning, advice on portfolio compilation and observations. Feedback on your progress towards completing the qualification. Access either by , telephone or in person by previous arrangement. Prompt turnaround of your portfolio following submission for assessment.

8 What we expect from you Total professionalism and commitment to gaining your qualification. Pre work on your assessment planning and portfolio. Feedback on your understanding of the processes involved. Access either by , telephone or in person by previous arrangement. Submission of your portfolio within the qualifying timeframe

9 Timescales The full registration period is 3 years. However we expect the majority of learners to complete a single unit within 6-12 months and the full qualification within 12-18months. If you are concerned at any point about the length of time it is taking to complete please talk to your assessor or contact the assessment centre.


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