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)**
 Organise and plan  I will use these skills to ensure my studying has a clear structure  I will know if I have done this successfully depending on how confident I feel about essays and exams
 Manage time  I will use this skill to ensure I have sufficient time to study around attending university and working.  I will know if I have done this successfully if I meet all deadlines
 Listen to others  I will use this skill when working with my peers in group tasks  I will know if I have done this successfully as everyone in the group will get a chance to express their opinions

** 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)**
 Self-confidence  I will develop this when working more with my peers and being out of my comfort zone talking to groups of people. I will also develop this on placement  I will know if I have successfully developed this skill from feedback I get
 Act as a leader  Again I will develop this from participating in group tasks and from placement  I will know if I have been successful from evaluating the role I have taken in a group and from feedback whilst on placement
 Take notes  I will develop this skill through practice  I will know if I am improving when I look back at notes after a lecture and they are clear and concise