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
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)**
 Time-management  To keep on top of my workload and manage it effectively  I will meet all deadlines and complete my work in a sufficient time
 Leadership  To help out other students and give those who don’t have the confidence a voice.  I have nominated myself as a class rep. I will help make sure the views of others in my class are heard.
 Listening to others  To build up a relationship with other students and staff  Have conversations with others and let them know i am there to listen to them
 Debate formally and informally  To be able to differentiate between professional language and friendship  Let others in the class know I am willing to hear their voice and opinions but I am also happy to take these opinions higher if necessary in a professional manner.
 Note-taking  To stay organised and ensure i keep on top of any and all work  Folders for individual modules.

** 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  Trying to believe in myself more.  Ask others for critical feedback
 Risk taking  this leads on from my self-confidence. By having more confidence in myself this will allow me to take more appropriate risks.  Trying new things
 Presentations  Asking for more help to gain the correct skills i need  I will feel less flustered when presenting something to an audience