CIPFA Portfolio

The CIPFA Portfolio is an online record of attainment that will replace the paper-based Practical Experience Portfolio (PEP). Students use the portfolio to document the knowledge and skills they have gained through work experience. The online portfolio is currently unavailable to IPFM students.

What's the difference between PEP and the CIPFA Portfolio?

Practical Experience Portfolio (PEP)
(IPFM students)

CIPFA Portfolio
(PQ students)

Paper submissions that require a signature

Electronic submission validated online by your nominated line manager(s)

CPD learning and development plan must be submitted

CPD learning and development plan not required

General reflections and future learning goals must be submitted

Reflections and future learning activities are encouraged as part of achieving skills and behaviours

Students create three significant evidenced activities, each detailing:

  • planning
  • execution
  • ethical considerations
  • learning outcomes.

Students must demonstrate achievement of five skills and five behaviours:

  • single tasks or pieces of evidence can be used to validate
  • multiple skills and behaviours
  • no minimum number of activities are set