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
 Manage time  X
 Act as a leader  X
 Be creative  X
 Team work  X
 Build social networks  X
 Share opinions confidently  x
 Take risks  X
 Organise and plan  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)**
 Self confidence  Self confidence will enable me to express opinions I have to fellow classmates in order begin discussions upon a subject. Furthermore, confidence will help me engage with children within a classroom setting as I will have the ability to speak in front of a class coherently and without apprehension.
 Act as a leader  Acting as a leader will help me with group work as I will be able to take a lead within tasks, thus helping with my own understanding of specific areas. Also it will give me a presence in a teaching setting as I feel I am a natural leader thus helping pupils understand boundaries between the teacher pupil relationship.
 Team work  Team work will be used within group tasks such as discussions, and will allow me to not only present my own ideas but give constructive comments upon a peers personal opinions. Within a school setting it will help me engage with fellow teachers in order to access an individual students potential through the means of conversing with staff who may know a student.
 Share opinions confidently  Sharing my opinions gives me an opportunity in group activities to not only voice my own opinion but to also receive a peers response to my opinion, thus broadening my horizons and allowing me to view areas of focus in a different light.


Recognition Reflection Action
Skills not yet developed How will I develop these How do I know (evidence)**
 Manage time  I will create a personal diary and set personal goals I wish to achieve in order to improve my time management. A diary/timetable of things I need to complete will help me manage my time between work, study, sport and my social life.
 Be creative  I feel being creative is either something you have or you don’t; in light of this I feel I can not completely develop my lack of creativity. However I feel I could approach tasks with a more open mind and listen to others on the course that may be more creative and use their ideas in order to develop my own methods.
 Build social networks  I will engage with my ePortfolio to the fullest in order to improve my IT skills. furthermore I will try and make all online content I publish more accessible and enjoyable to read, thus allowing people to fully engage with my ideas.
 Take risks  I feel that taking risks can be a deficit as much as it can be an advantage to a persons personality. therefore, I feel that my current risk management is ample for this current time in the course.
 Organise and plan  I will keep diaries and timetables for all my subjects and activities and try my best to play days ahead in order to reduce the chance of me getting left behind in any of my endeavours.

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

 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
 Using colours for key words in notes
  •  Rewrite notes in spare time to ensure they are clear
  • Make posters etc. and place around my room to subconsciously engage with Education
 Getting alternative perspectives
  •  Set up a study group
  • Listen and note ideas of others to then consider and/or criticize
 Visual representations of topics
  •  Search the internet for visual representations of subjects, such as YouTube
  • create my own pictorial notes of topics
  •  Read relevant books/chapters more than once in order to reinforce knowledge
  •  Engage with sporting activities such as the gym and football to release positive hormones and endorphins.
  •  Create a timetable for myself of lectures, tutorials, study time, and sport time to ensure good time management.



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
  •  Engage with sport to increase positive hormones thus giving me more motivation
  • Set personal goals, and rewards for achieving those goals
 Social functions
  •  Be sure to only engage with social functions after due work is complete
  • Use social functions as a reward for completing work
  •  Create a day to day plan of activities to ensure I do all tasks needed throughout the day without getting distracted
  •  Join the GP
  •  Do not participate in sport if deadlines are not met or if sufficient work has not been completed
 The internet
  •  set limits on how much internet I use for pleasure purposes such as Netflix to ensure work is completed


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