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 this skill to ensure I meet deadlines and I am up to date with all my work.
 Manage Time Ensure I have enough time to complete all necessary tasks and any extra time on work that may be more complex.
 Listen to Others  This is useful when working in part of  a group where I would listen to others in what their views and thoughts are.
 Take Notes  I will use this in lectures ensuring that I write down key information.
 Make Presentations  I will use this skill to present information in a detailed format to attract the attention of the audience.

** 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 skill by speaking to more people and gaining more knowledge.
 Take Risks  I will develop this by risk assessing situations and the outcome that it will create.
 Debate Formally and Informally  I will develop this skill by becoming more confident within myself and my understanding of knowledge.
 Act as a Leader  I will develop the skill of leadership by  becoming more assertive and confident.