Each of the modules includes a practice-based activity. These activities are designed to derive from an academic's normal working life, and not be an addition to it.
At core progression level we ask participants to reflect on these and for each, write a short (e.g. 1500 words) reflective account in which they can show evidence of their thinking, awareness of issues, and development in the particular area.
At the accredited programme level (award bearing) these reflective accounts are expected to be longer (e.g. 2000 words), show evidence of analysis and incorporate relevant literature.
Each of these reflective accounts forms an element of an emerging portfolio of evidence which will be used to make judgements about readiness for progression on the relevant career pathway.
A key part of mentoring is to help participants manage the completion of the portfolio.
The portfolio is assessed against the criteria outlined under the portfolio section of this website, where you can also see the guidance notes we provide to portfolio assessors.
Full details of the practice-based activities are to be found in the module details sections of this website. An outline of the mentor's input can be downloaded here.