OneFile is an electronic portfolio ("eportfolio") for use in vocational
qualifications such as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ), Scottish Vocational
Qualifications (SVQ), the new Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF), BTEC and the
14-19 National Diploma. It is also suitable for other criteria or competency-based
qualifications such as a company's induction programme or internal training programmes.
OneFile is owned, developed, managed and hosted by Citrus Lounge. It is licensed
directly to colleges and training providers on a per-learner basis rather than sold
directly to the end-user. It is currently being used by over 450 centres throughout
the UK and abroad. It is endorsed by the 4 major UK awarding bodies: City &
Guilds, Edexcel, OCR and EDI; and is also exclusively endorsed by EAL - the engineering awarding body for EMTA.
OneFile replaces the traditional bulky paper-based portfolio that learners are required
to bring with them every time an assessment is carried out by an assessor. The eportfolio
not only overcomes the logistical problems but also the reporting aspect on progress.
It's incredibly difficult, nonetheless time-consuming to work out on paper how far
a learner has progressed through the qualification, given that in some qualifications
such as Health & Social Care, a learner may be expected to demonstrate they are
competent in over 1000 individual tasks. Not only is this demotivating for the
learner it's difficult for the training provider's manager to get a realistic indication
of how far an entire cohort is progressing at any given time. The eportfolio on
the other hand automatically calculates progress on the fly so progress reporting
is instantaneous at the click of the button.
See www.onefile.co.uk for more information.