Personal audit & transferable skills

Activity 1

1. Below are a list of skills and abilities. Complete an audit of where you are now. Record this in your learning journal/portfolio.

Rate yourself (1=Not very well developed; 3=very well developed)

Skills and Abilities




 Self Confidence  X
 Take Risks  X
 Team Work  X
 Listen to Others  X
 Organise and Plan  X
 Be Creative  X
 Contribute to Discussions  X


Although it is important to identify where we are now, it is not enough to stop there. We need to reflect upon how we can develop the skills where we are less confident and how we can transfer the skills in which we are confident and competent.

Activity 2

Complete the audit below, using the information from the table above.

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills already developed How will I use these How do I know (evidence)**
 Team Work  I can work well in a group as I enjoy hearing other people’s ideas and being able to learn from them.
 Listen to Others  I am able to listen to others when in a group. I can take on board their ideas and compromise when we have conflicting ideas.

** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills not yet developed How will I develop these How do I know (evidence)**
 Self Confidence  I will develop my self confidence by taking a more active role within lectures and speaking out in discussions. By voicing my opinion to peers my self confidence may increase.
 Organise and Plan  By keeping up to date with notes and readings I will keep myself organised throughout the course. I will aim to plan ahead for all assignments to ensure that everything is completed on time and to the best of my ability.
 Take Risks  I will aim to take more risks during the course, for example not being afraid to speak out or make mistakes. This will not only increase my learning but also will help in the development of my self confidence.
 Be Creative  I will aim to be more creative, especially when planning lessons for placement.
 Contribute to Discussions  I aim to contribute more in discussions which take place in lectures. This will not only allow me to increase my learning but also my self confidence.


Managing My Learning

  Activity 1

Complete the table below to identify and reflect on those factors and plan actions for each.

Recognition/ Reflection Action
What helps my learning? How can I utilise this?
Discussing the topic with others ·         Set up a study group of like-minded peers

·         Engage with the online community

Reading ·         Reading up on the subjects we are being taught

·         Finding extra information to further my understanding

PowerPoints ·         Re-reading/writing out the PowerPoints used in lectures to reinforce my knowledge
Sport ·         Take part in dance classes to allow myself time to relax in between studying

·         This allows me to have time to rethink what I have learnt so far

Colour-coded mind maps ·         Using mind maps as a way of displaying information to present information as a clear visual

·         Use co-ordinated colours to link pieces of information together so that it saves time when looking for something specific

·         Also using the colours to make it easier to remember things in groups such as by topic

Listening to other people’s views/ideas ·         Discussing ideas with others to allow me to see their viewpoint on certain topics

·         This shows me other people’s perspectives and I can then see where our ideas are similar or conflicting

·         This then allows me to consider all aspects of topics



Recognition/Reflection Action
What hinders my learning? How can I address this factor?
I’m easily distracted ·         Study in a place where distractions are minimal

·         Read lecture notes before the lecture and then take notes lectures to keep me focused

Sport ·         If work is not completed, do not attend dance

·         Only allow myself to take part in sports once all of my work which is due has been completed

Seeing friends ·         Only go out once all of my due work is completed, otherwise I risk not meeting deadlines
Motivation ·         Give myself targets and goals that will motivate me to complete work to the best of my ability

·         Give myself rewards which will motivate me to complete work

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