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
 Organise and plan  x
Manage Time x
 Make presentations  x
 Act as a leader  x
 Listen to others x
 Debate formally and informally  x
 Take notes 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)**
 Take Notes Being organised and organising my notes to make sense.
 Listen to Others  Throughout my peer sessions, taking everyone’s ideas into account.
 Manage Time  Keeping up to date with work and staying organised.
 Make Presentations  Assignments and in a classroom environment.

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

Part B – Activity 1

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills not yet developed How will I develop these How do I know (evidence)**
 Debate formally and informally  Voicing my opinions and taking others views into consideration when discussing in our peer groups or in lectures. Knowing when it is appropriate to be formal and informal.
 Take risks  Allowing myself to understand that some risks are not mistakes. Trying new things, speaking up etc.