RSPH  Diploma Course

 in Anatomical Pathology Technology

Work Based Evidence example

Please read portfolio general evidence criteria carefully for further information - but all good evidence for your portfolio should have these basic elements:


  • Date it was produced and include your name

  • Put into context (i.e. what is the piece of evidence and what is it demonstrating)

  • Mentor checked (including comments from mentors or follow up questions)

  • Annotated with personalised comments / labelling

  • Contain both objective evidence (i.e. based on facts) and knowledge elements

  • No more than 3 or 4 sides max

  • Cover as many of the assessment criteria as possible on the CAS form.

  • Signed by yourself and the work based mentor


Evidence has been framed with a title, name and index number

Evidence has a brief introduction putting it into context - this will make it easier of assessors to interpret

Evidence includes objective evidence - this one includes a screen shot of a training plan used within the department

Evidence includes a knowledge element explaining things in more detail - this demonstrates understanding

Evidence has been annotated to personalise it - this also demonstrates ownership of your work

Evidence includes both typed and handwritten text - a good mix of both is useful but not essential

Evidence should be sign by yourself and countersigned by your wok based mentor

This one piece of evidence covers almost every single learning outcome contained within the Candidate Assessment Summary Form (CAS) for unit 4.10 and meets all the evidence criteria. It is important that you discuss evidence  gathering with your mentor beforehand so that you can also consider other factors such as confidentially, consent,  practicality of gathering the evidence, how it can be framed etc..