M2) Explain how the action plan has helped support own development over the duration of the programme. In order to answer this criterion I will be explaining how the action plan has helped support my development over the duration of the programme. During the BTEC Health & Social Care programme I have gained great knowledge and that is something I did not think I could achieve. I have learned to research on certain subjects and gather so much information in order to complete assignments and tasks. This will help me to go university and study the course of my choice. Even the targets I have set for myself have helped me to be more serious about my career path and my future. Setting the action plan has helped me to apply for university through UCAS; I have also learned how to write my personal statement and my curriculum vitae. I have realised that my teachers and friends have been a great support towards all this and motivated in every way possible. The targets I have set for myself have helped me gain certain skills which will help me enormously. I have gained great work experience within the health and social care sector. I believe my voluntary work will also give me great experience and help me to get into university. I have received great support in order to achieve good qualifications and I understand that there are different routes for everything we do in life.
Whilst I was on this programme my behaviour and attitude towards everything has become positive even though it was quite negative sometimes. Since I had set myself an action plan my punctuality, attendance and time management have improved. I always attend every class and on time and make sure I make time for both my college work and social life. I have managed to hand in assignments, focus on the importance of this programme and my future. I dedicate myself more to this programme and I have gained great communication skills. Reference can be very supportive: I feel very proud of myself that I have come all this way, very motivated and happy. M3) Reflect on own experience and use three examples to explain links between theory and practice. In this criterion I will be reflecting on my experience and use three example to explain links between theory and practice using Gibbs reflective cycle. The first example I will be using to link to this criterion is Numeracy, the second one will be work experience and the third one will unit 5.
Example 1: Numeracy
1. Description: I was not to bad at numeracy skills. Every time I had an upcoming exam I would panic and think I would fail. Numeracy was a subject I never really understood much but I tried my best in every aspect of the area. 2. Feelings: I was very nervous and scared whenever it came to numeracy exams or mini practice tests. I hardly think positive but try in order to achieve something; otherwise I would, feel really low and not motivated enough to get a good grade. 3. Evaluation: Overall I achieved a level 1 in numeracy. The thing that was good about this experience is that I learn something at least even if its not that huge, I also get another chance and practice well to improve my grades and the bad thing about this experience is that I hate numeracy and when I get hard questions I often give up. 4. Analysis: I am actually proud of myself because I didn’t think I could achieve anything in numeracy after my grades went downhill in secondary school. However, I managed to achieve a level 1 which was great and I will improve this by revising and paying more attention in maths class and complete the work that has been set for me. 5. Conclusion: I could have done more practice tests on paper or online to test my own knowledge and learn from my mistakes. 6. Action plan: I can try to practice more on the harder questions for example I am not very good with fractions, So maybe I can work more on that. Pay more attention in class and try to...
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