Just a reminder for those of you who have not already done so, if your portfolio is nearly complete then you have until the end of this month (Feb 2020) to get your mentors to apply for your external end point assessment (EPA).
This assessment will also include an external assessor visit to your mortuary and a review of your portfolio of evidence. Your e-portfolios must be ready for 1st April 2020 (even if your visit date is later than this) as it is from this date that the e-portfolio links will be shared with assessors after they have been allocated.
Use the mentors link above for access to the online application form for EPA of the following link: https://www.trainingapt.com/application-assessment
Regarding your e-portfolios I have been taking a random look through some of your evidence pieces and so far, the individual pieces I have seen, are of a high standard – but remember this will be down to the discretion of the assessor and the specifics of the candidate and / or mortuary when they visit you.
Also remember the assessor will also be looking at your evidence pieces as a whole for each unit and making a decision, on balance, that you have met all the learning outcomes of the unit. Your assessor may also ask for additional pieces of evidence to be added to your e-portfolio before their visit if they wish to see more evidence relating to certain specific learning outcomes or if they think the some of the evidence pieces are weaker than others.
Some general points to note on the e-portfolios I have briefly checked:
1. Please ensure all your evidence pieces are signed (and counter signed by your mentor).
2. Ensure your CAS forms for indexing your evidence in each unit are fully completed (i.e. Every learning outcome listed of the CAS form must have at least one of your 10 pieces of evidence against it) Do not leave any learning outcome blank on the CAS form with no evidence listed against it.
3. Please ensure the portfolio front sheet is also completed that is included in your e-portfolios – see image below:
Finally, good luck with your assessments!