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Portfolio advice - if you are struggling

sarahwilsonsarahwilson Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 567
I don't know if this will help anyone else, but I found its helped me this weekend.

The portfolio seems to scare us all so we don't do it so I decided to grab the bull by the horns this weekend.

I got my folder and a load of punched pockets out and labelled up the dividers, personal info,company profile and then all the unit numbers.

I got the info i had together, my exam result notifications and put that in the relevant sections, then wherever there was nothing I wrote on a sheet of A4 what would go in there, eg CV, Sim result or thought of a piece of evidence relevant to the unit and put that in to the unit section.

My portfolio doesn't look anywhere near as scary now, I have brought it to work and I can now look and say right I need a copy of CV to finish that bit off or I need to run a VAT return to put in there. I can take out the A4 note of whats needed as I gather the evidence and the portfolio has some structure instead of being a pile of paper and no idea!!

I hope that helps someone else out, because its certainly cleared the fog for me.

Comments

  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    Great post and great advice. I'm sure it will help out many other students.

    The portfolio was certainly something I put off for a bit when I was a student

    Best of luck with the rest of your studies
    Regards,

    Burg
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 716
    I managed all that bit fine but it is the mapping to performance criteria that drives me nuts. Any advice about that side?
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