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)**
 Self Confidence  I will use this quality in everything I do. From getting up and teaching my first class to submitting my first assignment.  As well as being blessed with a naturally quietly confident nature; coming from a background in Acting I have developed a high confidence, from performing to 150 people to desiring workshops to 30 p6’s. I have nervous of course, but I have also felt confident in my abilities throughout.
 Listen to others  This skill is crucial for my accademic studies. This will allow me to understsand the inputs as we are learning and it will help me ask quesstions about things I am unsure about. This will also allow me to listen to my fellow students ideas on different subjects.
 Debate formally and Informally This skill will allow me to properly challenge ideas that I don’t agree with and it will help me listen and understand other peoples ideas in the proper way.
 Act as a leader  I will use this skill when delivering the practial parts of my course, of course it will be important whilst I am delivering classes but also when giving presentations and working in group formats.

** 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)**
 Take Risks  I will develop this skill by being bold and challenging others and myself when I fell is necessary. I may make mistakes whilst doing this- but as I develop these skills I will make less.
 Organise and Plan  I will be scrupulous with myslef around planning. Making sure I am digitally organised and practically organised aswell. I think this starts with making sure I attend every class and lecture.
 Manage Time I think this skill ties in with the afformentioned organising and planning. I have recently taken on a job so I will be sure to make sure that I organise myself to give enough time to my studying and to my self.
 Make Presentations  I think that I will develop this through the help of others. This is important to me as I think presentations will be important for my profession. I will try to be bold and learn new digital skills.
 Take Notes  I think that I need to develop being concise with my notes and making sure that I don’t take down things that is already in my lecture notes.