The Foundation Learning Portfolio is based on the 2021 Curriculum for the Foundation Years in Postgraduate Education and Training.
The Portfolio is an individual’s record of his/her progress through foundation training and is the basis (for some) and a continuation (for others) of the ability to establish and maintain fitness to practice through reflection, identification of learning needs and continuing professional development.
The Portfolio provides the structure and paperwork (forms, templates etc) to help individuals understand the process of their training and plan their development. It also includes the formal assessments together with guidance about other evidence that might be submitted to demonstrate competence of each of the 3 Higher Level Outcomes (HLOs).
Trainees and Educational Supervisors can access the e-Portfolio at https://horus.hee.nhs.uk/login
Trainees only have to complete one TAB round and following feedback it is strongly recommended that trainees start their TAB in their second placement and by the end of January. This will have given trainees time to establish a good range of people they can request to complete TAB feedback.
If it is felt your TAB has been completed too early another one may be requested. As with all TABs should there be any areas of concern another TAB will need to be completed, this will be after discussion with your Educational Supervisor and if necessary Foundation Programme Director (FPD). There is always the option to ask for an additional TAB at any time during the training year.
Placement Supervision Group (PSG)
A new curriculum requirement from August 2021 is at least one Placement Supervision Group (PSG) must be completed each foundation training year as a minimum. A PSG is a good way on informing an end of placement report so all Clinical Supervisors are encouraged to instigate a PSG for every trainee placement.