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  • Your Programme Directors will periodically check in on your eportfolio to make sure that you are on track for success at final panel. The aim is to identify any trainees who are slipping off the trajectory needed and provide additional support and guidance as necessary as early as possible, before it becomes a significant issue for progress at panel.



  • This is done by rating eportfolios as Green, Amber or Red.



  • Many trainees will keep their eportfolios in the green throughout their training, needing only the usual reminders and nudges to keep everything on track. Occasionally, however, some trainees will need some extra support to meet training requirements in addition to the demands of work and home life. When this is the case, the eportfolio would be rated as amber and the trainee would be asked to meet with the Programme Director to explore the issues, put in place any extra support needed and set targets to get back on track.



  • The red eportfolio rating is generally only used if there has already been an amber rating and the targets set have not been met. This indicates to the educational team that the trainee is having real difficulty maintaining the necessary level of evidence in the eportfolio and it is likely at this stage that the Associate Dean would become involved.



  • The RAG rating is based upon an overview of the eportfolio, to include:

    • Competence coverage

    • Curriculum coverage

    • Assessments completed

    • Number of learning logs

    • Engagement with PDP

    • Comments from CS/ES on Educator's Notes




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