If you are a trainee who has reached the end of ST6, FOM PortfolioBuilder will automatically archive your portfolio based on the completion of training date in your portfolio. If you have reached the end of ST6 and your portfolio hasn't been archived, you can archive your portfolio yourself.
Once your specialty training portfolio has been archived, you can still access your FOM PortfolioBuilder account and all the information in it. Information in your specialty training portfolio is available to you indefinitely. How do I access information in my archived portfolio?
Beyond completion of training a FOM PortfolioBuilder account can be used to do a number of other things such as assess or supervise trainees, take on roles such as Head of School and conduct ARCPs.
- Assess a trainee - as a consultant you may be asked to complete a Workplace Based Assessment (WBA) on a trainee. If you already have an account on FOM PortfolioBuilder, just give the trainee the email address you use for FOM PortfolioBuilder and the request for you to complete the WBA will appear on your dashboard.
- Supervise a trainee - at some point in your career, you may be decide to become a supervisor to trainees. You can use your FOM PortfolioBuilder account to do this. Just give the trainees under your supervision the email to your FOM PortfolioBuilder account. They will then add you as their supervisor and your account will automatically be granted supervisor access to their portfolio. To find out more, read our article Supervision & the ePortfolio
- Conduct ARCPs - the ARCP process can be conducted wholly online on FOM PortfolioBuilder. Your deanery can add you as an ARCP reviewer allowing you to do things like review a trainee's portfolio & complete an ARCP Outcome Form. To find out more, read our article The ARCP Online
- Take a leading role in a school or organisation - those in leading roles such as Head of School have access to a broad range of information about their school including all trainee portfolios and the live status of ARCPs.
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