ICB – Portfolio of Evidence (POE)


What is a Portfolio of Evidence?

The ICB offers valuable courses in many different streams of business. Each stream’s subjects require you to submit a Portfolio of Evidence.

A portfolio of evidence (POE) is a workbook or folder with a collections of documents; that you hand in at your exam. This folder is filled with workplace and home-based tasks and exercises. It contains evidence and evidence that you did this practical work, and that you have actually mastered this piece of work.

Your POE is marked together with your exam. The marks you get for your POE forms 30% of your final mark. The other 70% of your mark is based on your exam.


When do I get my POE?

When you sign up for an exam, that triggers your POE to be sent to you. Your Portfolio of Evidence will get there 3-4 weeks after you have actually registered for an ICB exam.


Exactly what must I finish with my POE?

You need to finish your Portfolio of Evidence before the exam, and after that take it with you to the exam. At the exam you hand in your POE (together with your exam paper), and it gets marked with your exam. In this way it counts towards your final mark for your subject.

Considering that you get to do the Portfolio of Evidence prior to the exam, it is a great way to get some points before you even get to the exam!


How do I finish my POE?

When you get your POE, first check that your personal details on the cover are proper.
If there is an error, let your college and ICB know immediately.

Next you must go through the whole PoE and fill in information where you are asked to.

During your course, you will include things like exercises and assignments to your PoE.

When you go to write your final exam you’ll put your question and answer paper into your complete PoE and hand everything in. All this evidence in your PoE is taken a look at by an ICB signed up assessor, who uses it to decide whether you are skilled in that particular subject.

Your POE counts for 30% of your total mark.You need to complete all the ICB Tasks and Tests before your final exam date and make sure you have inserted them into your PoE.

You want to ensure you get your POE as soon as possible, so that you have the optimum amount of time available to work on it, prior to the date on which you must hand it in at the exam.


How do I make certain I have the optimum time to work on my POE?

When you Register for your exam, the ICB sends you the POE for the subject/s you have signed up for. You then get to work on your POE from the date you receive the POE from the ICB, till your exam date. Then you hand in your POE at the exam.

So, if you desire the maximum amount of time to work on your POE, you need to register for your exam as soon as you can.

Once you have registered for your exam, the ICB will courier your POE to you. The ICB generally couriers your POE three to four weeks after receiving your exam registration application.


Do I get a POE for each subject?

Yes, you need to get a POE for each subject you do. So if you register for 3 subject exams, then the ICB will send your three Portfolios of Evidence.

If your POE is insufficient, that can mean that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Also make sure that you make a copy of your POE prior to you hand it in. Put it in a safe place, so that you know if something occurs to your POE, you have a back-up strategy.


What exactly enters into my Portfolio of Evidence?

As you study a subject (or learning area) all your assessments are kept in a folder. So all these evaluations, plus your final exam paper comprises your complete Portfolio of Evidence. When you get your POE from the ICB, it will contain the Administration Book, which tells you precisely how to finish your POE.

You hand all of it in at your final exam, and the assessors (examiners) marks all of it to identify if you pass or if you need to redo the work.

Note that you need to get a POE for each subject you do. So if you sign up for 3 subject exams, then the ICB will send your three Portfolios of Evidence.
If your POE is insufficient, that can imply that you fail that subject. So make it as complete as possible. Likewise make certain that you make a copy of your POE prior to you hand it in. Put it in a safe place, so that you know if something takes place to your POE, you have a back-up plan.


How your ICB Final Marks are Determined.

The ICB uses 2 different marks to identify your final mark, and to figure out if you pass or fail your course. These two marks are marks for; 1. Your official exam, and 2. Your Portfolio of Evidence.

Your formal exam counts 70% of your final mark. You should get at least 50% for your formal exam, to pass your course.

Your Portfolio of Evidence counts 30% or your final mark. This consist out of work done while you were studying your subject. Things like assignments, evaluations and other work.

You need to get a final overall mark of 60% to pass your course.


Exactly what’s inside my PoE?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide.

This is your essential guide to studying your ICB subject!
Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide informs you exactly what you have to do throughout your ICB studies. It discusses how to complete your PoE, and contains great deals of forms you need to finish.
Resolve it step by step and follow all the instructions in it, and you’ll be on track for success.


ICB Tests and Projects.

For every subject, the ICB sets 3 Tasks and 2 Tests that help you to check your understanding during your studies.
Distance learning trainees will find ICB Tests and Projects in their PoE when it arrives.
Classroom-based students will get their ICB Projects in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be provided by their speakers during their studies.


Answer books.

You’ll also find blank answer books in your PoE for you to write the answers to your ICB Tests and Assignments in.


Why is my PoE so essential?

The ICB academic group has actually created it to offer you the very best possible possibility of learning effectively and passing your subject first time.
It assists us make certain you get a deep and extensive understanding of your course materials.
You don’t just get a qualification– you get real skills that you can use in your job from Day 1.

Each subject is divided into 3 learning phases. You’ll do an ICB Task throughout each stage, and at the end of phases 1 and 2, you’ll finish an ICB Test, to test your understanding. These tests have actually been set by the ICB and are standardised– all trainees need to complete them.

Your final exam marks completion of the 3rd learning stage.

This integrated method of learning helps to prepare you (and is good practice) for your final exam.


When do I hand in my PoE?

A few days prior to your final exam, go through the list in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and make certain you have actually done and consisted of everything. Make a copy of our entire PoE as a backup.

Take your completed PoE to your final exam. You’ll hand it in there.
Your final exam.
When you have ended up writing your final exam, you need to add the exam question and answer papers to your PoE, and hand everything in together.

You can not send the ICB anything else for your PoE after you have handed it in.

Download the ICB POE Process Diagramme here. You can also read more on ICB here or read more on the ICB prospectus page.



Last Update: March 29, 2019