Portfolios of evidence

A portfolio is a collection of documents which demonstrate knowledge based skills.

Each portfolio requires the completion of a number of defined tasks to meet the assessment criteria as determined within the portfolio.

Work you have undertaken within your role is provided as evidence to meet these assessment criterias.

To understand the process of building a portfolio please read the process chart (PDF 82KB).

What type of evidence is required?

  • the Service Delivery Module stipulates the specific skills you need to demonstrate and the evidence for these you need to submit.
  • documents can be in the form of reports, letters, computer printouts, photographs, observation reports, case files, emails...
  • evidence you provide should be two years old or less at the point you submit it for assessment unless discussed with your assessor and verifier.

How are portfolios assessed?

There are three levels of assessment for your portfolio: internal assessment, internal verification and external verification.

Internal assessment and verifications occurrs within your local authority, the external verification is completed by CTSI.

  • when assessing your performance or evidence the assessor will make a decision against each one of the assessment criteria.
  • if the assessor decides you have provided evidence of the necessary skills you will not be required to submit any further evidence.
  • if the assessor decides you have not yet provided sufficient evidence you will be expected to submit more

Portfolios should be assessed by all those involved on an ongoing process, task by task. Portfolios should not be end loaded (given to the assessor when completed). 

Portfolio subject areas

Portfolios are required at each level of the qualification framework (CSCATS, DCATS and HDCATS/HCCATS). The specific portfolios can be viewed in portfolios and paperwork.