One of the purposes of recording activities is so that trainees can use these activities to demonstrate competency against the curriculum they are following. Core trainees typically map to the core curriculum whereas those in ST4-6 map to the curriculum for their specialty.
A curriculum has a number of competencies which describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be demonstrated. In order to thoroughly demonstrate a competency, triangulation of evidence is key. We recommend selecting a few activities which are good examples of competency, rather than mapping many different activities that may only be loosely related.
Each portfolio on Portfolio Online has a portfolio card; a visualisation that shows a summary of a portfolio to date. Viewing the portfolio card, one can quickly see how much of a curriculum has evidence mapped to it.
The example above shows that this CT3 has mapped at least 3 activities to each of the 43 available competencies in the Core Curriculum to date. We know this, because the curriculum coverage bar is dark blue.
A portfolio card is interactive with links to the PDP, folders, the curriculum coverage page of a portfolio and ARCPs.
To see curriculum coverage broken down by training level, go to the 'Folders' page of a portfolio.
It is possible to map activities to competencies through PDP items or directly to the curriculum itself. To find out more, watch our video: Mapping to Curricula on Portfolio Online: