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Thompson Rivers University

Competency-based Portfolio

At the heart of the TRU – OL Competency based Portfolio assessment process is the evaluation of 8 Competencies that are reflective of TRU's Graduate Attributes.

Your Competency-based Portfolio describes your broader life-based prior learning (versus that of a Course-based Portfolio, which draws upon your learning relevant to a specific course) according to 8 Competencies.


A Competency-based Portfolio includes the following components:

1. Cover Letter

2. Table of Contents

3. Autobiographical Resume

4. Categorization of Learning (categorization of broad subjects of learning)

5. Discussion of Learning (demonstration of the 8 critical competencies) 

6. Evidence (supporting documentation)

7. Evidence Description and Listing


Upon recommendation to create a Competency-based Portfolio, students are given guidance and detailed information to assist in portfolio creation.

Learn more about the PLAR process or contact the PLAR Advisors.


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