This unit is designed to enable learners to take responsibility for their learning and development needs to meet personal, professional and organisational goals and objectives. This will be achieved through analysing current skills and preparing and implementing personal development plans. This unit highlights the importance of seeking feedback from others to improve performance continuously reviewing learning needs as these skills will equip the learner for future demanding responsibilities and career progression. Evidence provided to achieve this unit will be continuous throughout the qualification, thereby enabling learners to take ownership of their future development needs. Learners will be able to demonstrate they have a regularly updated and realistic personal development plan which fits with their preferred learning style. This unit will also enable learners to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of their learning on their chosen career path.
Summary of learning outcomes
To achieve this unit a learner must:
1. Explore methods to improve personal and professional skills to meet organisational and own goals and objectives 2. Carry out a personal skills audit which identifies preferred learning style 3. Prepare and implement a personal development plan.
Methods to improve personal and professional skills
Professional skills: counselling and mentoring to support staff with their own learning and development requirements, coaching skills, multitasking, leadership skills, theories of leadership eg Adair; management styles, leadership styles, continuing self-development to meet requirements for industry sector professional bodies, leading and chairing meetings, delivering effective presentations
Personal skills: time management, what is time management, benefits of good time management, how to use time effectively, analysing time spent over a period, eg day, week,...