Growing Ambitions Passport
Solent EBP

Growing Ambitions Passport Portfolio

Building personal Stories through a portfolio of evidence.

The brief

The Growing Ambitions Passport Project is a partnership scheme between Solent Education Business Partnership, Southampton City Council, Aimhigher and Southampton 14-19 Consortium.

The Passport Portfolio is a portfolio of evidence of the skills, knowledge and experience that a student has been building whilst at school or college. It is designed to support the conversations that a young person will have during interviews with employers, training providers or college admissions officers. Evidence can be accredited, giving the owner additional qualifications and recognition for the work they have done.

Our work

The portfolio itself is divided into four sections:

  • Myself
  • My Life
  • My Future
  • My Achievements

Each of these sections would be valuable in helping students to collect and organise evidence to achieve unit accreditation on the Qualifications and Credit Framework, leading to level 1 or level 2 qualifications.

Growing Ambitions Passport Portfolio Concept 1
Growing Ambitions Passport Portfolio Concept 2

Diverse users groups

We were asked to design the portfolio, taking into account the diverse users, both students and the more corporate prospective employers and admissions officers. Student and stakeholder involvement was the key to the success of this project; we initially produced two possible designs and a final version was created based on detailed feedback. The finished design combined both illustrative and corporate styles with on-brand typography.

Our response to the challenge was to deliver a balanced design that communicated professionalism and achievement and promoted student knowledge, trust and confidence.

Growing Ambitions Passport Portfolio