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TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AUDIT

Name: Madihah Choudhury Course: BTEC Business Level 3 Year: 2


Date: 15/10/2016

Section 1

Consider the skills listed below and rate how important you think each skill is for employment and how competent you are in this skill.
Consider how each of these skills may enhance your performance, and allow you to develop and advance further. You may wish to discuss
these with your advisor of studies. Alternatively, you may wish to ask a friend or family member, and to compare and discuss your separate
findings.

Once you have rated yourself, multiply the number in the column marked ‘Competence’ with that in the column ‘Job Importance’. So, for
example, if you feel that you are not very proficient in verbal and written communication (i.e. you have rated your competence at 4), but that
these skills are very important for employment (i.e. you have rated it at 5), then your overall total score would be 5 X 4 = 20.

Section 2
This section will provide you with examples of the types of evidence you can provide to demonstrate your level of competence with each skill.

Competence – How competent are you Job Importance – How important do you
in this skill? think this skill is in Employment?
1. Highly proficient 1. Unnecessary
2. Fairly proficient 2. Not very important
3. Adequate 3. Helpful
4. Not very proficient 4. Fairly important
5. Unskilled 5. Essential
SKILL COMPETENCE JOB IMPORTANCE COMPETENCE EVIDENCE FOR YOUR LEVEL OF
X COMPETENCE
JOB
IMPORTANCE
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
COMMUNICATION
Written:
3 4 12 I have the capability to express my abilities of having to e
Ability to express self well in writing in writing as I am aware of knowing how to produce a
document and the uses of its tools. I am sufficient of
using softwares such as Word and Powerpoint for when I
write up a piece of document. I also know how to use
different style of fonts to make it look professional as
possible.
Verbal:
Informal​​ – ability to network easily 4 3 12 I may have some experience regarding with this skills as I
with other people try to network with people by meeting them face to face
and perhaps on telephone. For my job role, it's important
as an HR advisor to have that skill because they will be
interacting with people on their working days and so they
must have to network easily with all people whether its
face to face communication or having to use telephone.
Formal​​ – ability to express yourself 1 5 5 I don’t have the confidence in able to speak up for myself
clearly and concisely to a group of clearly and concisely to a group of people because I don't
people have the experience to stand in front of people and to
communicate with them effectively. I get nervous as If I
am presented towards a group of people and I often lack
my speaking skills.
Non-verbal:
Listening​​ – ability to attend actively to 3 4 12 I think that I have the skills of listening to others views and
others’ views and ideas and understand ideas and I can able to understand their point of view as
their point of view well. I have been able to listen through once I was doing
group work with people so I can hear other people's ideas
and what they would like to share.
Body Language​​ – ability to match body 2 2 4 I think I have not expressed the skill of using body
language appropriately to what is being language during or outside of college because I don't really
said verbally use much of it. However, I know that if I want to make a
point, I could use gestures to make it believable and to
persuade others.
WORKING WITH OTHERS
Cooperation
Ability to collaborate effectively within 3 4 12 I think that I have the ability to collaborate effectively
a team within a team as I have experienced this before. I have
taken the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award where there
was a lot of teamwork involved and so I have developed
that skill and have taken this into group work presentation
at college.
Negotiation
Ability to reach a mutually satisfactory 1 3 3 I do not have the skill of negotiation where reach a
outcome through compromise mutually satisfactory outcome through compromise as I
have no experience at all.

Sensitivity
Ability to respond appropriately to 3 5 15 I think I have the ability to respond appropriately to
individual differences, e.g., age, gender, individual differences as I have been doing voluntary work
etc. at a charity shop. There, I have met people coming from
different backgrounds and so it is important to show
respect and equality to one another.
Leadership
Ability to encourage and motivate 4 4 16 I do not have as much leadership skills as I am not fully
others confident to lead a group of people. For me, it takes me a
lot of time and practise to manage certain people who
might be difficult to work with and that I am not very well
at communicating with those people as well. However, I
could able to encourage and motivate others if we work
together as a team.
SKILL COMPETENCE JOB IMPORTANCE COMPETENCE EVIDENCE FOR YOUR LEVEL OF
X COMPETENCE
JOB
IMPORTANCE
Ability to supervise or direct work of 5 4 20 I do not have the skill of supervising or direct work of
others others as I am not experienced. However, for my job role,
its vital to supervise many different people at work
because as an HR advisor, they will have to deal a lot of
new recruits such as clients, managers, employees and
employers and so they have to supervise them to ensure
they know what to do and the legal procedures and
regulations they have to follow.
Ability to evaluate competing priorities 5 3 15 I do not have the skill to evaluate competing priorities and
to plan ahead to plan ahead as I am not experienced yet. However, this
may be potential skill for my job role as an HR advisor
because sometimes, planning ahead and taking priorities is
needed when it comes down to finishing tasks.
APPLICATION OF NUMBER
Calculations
Ability to use a calculator or PC to 3 2 6 I have the ability to use a calculator or PC to make
make calculations calculations. However, this doesn’t applies to my job role
as it's not very important.
Interpretation
Ability to interpret descriptive statistics, 5 1 5 I do not have the ability to interpret descriptive statistics,
e.g. ratios percentages, means, standard e.g. ratios percentages, means, standard deviations as I am
deviations weak with numbers. However, this is not relevant to my
job role.
Ability to interpret inferential statistics, 5 1 5 I do not have the ability to interpret inferential statistics,
e.g., confidence intervals, statistical e.g., confidence intervals, statistical significance, effect
significance, effect size size. However this doesn’t apply to my job role.
Application
Ability to organise and present 5 1 5 I don’t have experience to organise and present numerical
numerical data in an appropriate manner data in an appropriate manner and this doesn’t relate to my
chosen career as well.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
File Management Techniques
Ability to create, store and retrieve files 4 2 8 I have a few skills on how to create, store and retrieve files
however I do not use it as much. However, this doesn’t
apply to my job role because it is not relevant.
Word Processing (e.g. MS Word)
Ability to use a word processing (WP) 3 4 12 I have the ability to use a word processing (WP) package
package to produce a variety of formats to produce a variety of formats of documents such as
of documents writing up essays, reports, CVs, letters and personal
statements. I recognise the tools within them so I can make
it look as professional as possible. This may also be
important to my job role because they are likely to use WP
in terms of writing up sufficient and accurate reports and
creating a document with a list in a detailed letter or any
other written format.
Spreadsheets (e.g., MS Excel)
Ability to use a spreadsheet to record 3 2 6 I know how to use a spreadsheet and know what sort of
and manipulate different sets of data calculations and formula there is in order to find numerical
data. These are for example, producing a budget plan and a
cashflow forecast. However, this doesn’t apply to my
chosen job role as they barely use spreadsheets.

SKILL COMPETENCE JOB COMPETENCE EVIDENCE FOR YOUR LEVEL OF


IMPORTANCE X COMPETENCE
JOB
IMPORTANCE
Databases (e.g., MS Access)
Ability to retrieve information from a 4 2 8 I may think I have the ability to retrieve information
database from a database as I have experienced this before at
college. However, this doesn't really apply to my career.
Ability to create a database 5 1 5 I have not experienced on creating a database and this
doesn't really apply to my chosen job role as well.
Presentations (e.g., MS PowerPoint)
Ability to create and display a 3 3 9 I have the ability to create and display a PowerPoint
PowerPoint presentation presentation as I have done this before at college. This
maybe apply to my career as an HR advisor as they
would need to set up presentations to managers and
employers about something important for the business
and laws.
Information and Communication
Ability to send and receive email
Ability to send and receive attachments 3 3 9 I have the ability to send and receive attachments by
by e-mail e-mail. This is when I need to attach my work to my
tutors or for when I send my CV to an employer which I
have experienced before. For my job role, this may be
important as to send and receive attachments by email,
they need to hand out certain of information towards
their employees and employers through emailing.
Ability to use an internet browser, e.g., 2 4 8 I am able to use an internet browser such as Internet
Internet Explorer, Netscape, AOL Explorer and Google. This is what I use mostly on an
everyday basis such as for my coursework to find
information and to do research, browsing for jobs, to
email someone and getting access to resources online.
For my job role, it's important to have the skill of using
internet browser as everything is done in an online
format.
Ability to download files from the 4 2 8 I am able to download files from the internet and
Internet and transfer to WP transferring them to WP and also in PDF format. This is
what I sometimes use for when I am working on
assignments and so I need to download certain files in
order to gain access to those information. However, this
might not be needed for my job role.
Ability to use a search engine, e.g. 2 4 8 I am able to use a search engine such as Google as I use
Altavista, Google this almost everyday for my coursework, making
research and other types of uses. For my chosen role,
they may need to use search engines in order to gather
information from their employees and employers.
PROBLEM SOLVING
Creativity
Ability to generate new ideas or 4 2 8 I may have a few ability to generate new ideas or
conceive existing ideas in a new way conceive existing ideas in a new way such as taking new
approaches for my assignments and learning different
ways. However, this may not be relevant to my career.
Organisation and Planning
Ability to set down a systematic 4 3 12 I may have few skills of to set down a systematic
sequence of activities and carry them sequence of activities and carry them through in an
through in an effective manner effective manner. For example, I created my own
timetable of what tasks I need to accomplish and if there
is anything else I need to work on. For my job role, I
think it's also crucial to organise and plan on certain
tasks because they will have to deal a lot of paperwork
and so this type of skill is very much needed.
Research
Ability to gather information in a 4 3 12 I don't have much experience on gathering information
systematic way to establish certain facts in a systematic way to establish certain facts or
or principles principles. However, this might be the case of my job
role.

SKILL COMPETENCE JOB COMPETENCE EVIDENCE FOR YOUR LEVEL OF


IMPORTANCE X COMPETENCE
JOB
IMPORTANCE
Analysis
Ability to understand and summarise 3 4 12 I am able to understand and summarise information as I
information have taught this through college. We are sometimes
given an article and so we have to analyse through and
making up points as to what does the information says
and overall evaluate as to what we think. This is
important for my job role as they will have a lot of
information given by and must critically analyse what it
is and how they can take the process better by
understanding and pointing out facts.
Initiative
Ability to initiate, take decisions and act 5 5 25 I do not have experience of this skill and this may be
resourcefully important to my job role as they have to initiate, take
decisions and act resourcefully.
IMPROVING OWN LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE
Self Management
Self awareness​​ – ability to identify and 3 3 9 I have able to identify and reflect on own strengths and
reflect on own strengths and weaknesses weaknesses in relation to my personal development,
in relation to: educational development and career development. This
● Personal Development shows I have proven that I could take up challenges and
● Educational Development setting targets to achieve what I wanted, contributing to
● Career Development work experience to gain skills and having the
qualification needed that shows I am knowledgeable of
subjects. As for my chosen career, this may be important
as they are likely wanting to have a self awareness of
their job and what they do. They make sure that they
identify their own strengths and weaknesses and also
with helping out employees and employers of finding
out their self awareness too.
Effective learning​​ – ability to learn from 4 2 8 I may have a few experience of this skill as I have been
a range of situations and apply learning taken into voluntary work where I have taught different
in a variety of contexts skills in which I put into through my effective learning.
However, this may not be relevant to my chosen job
role.
Reasoning skills​​ – ability to defend 5 1 5 I do not have experience of this skill and this might not
argument using logical and systematic be relevant to my chosen career.
thinking based on sound evidence
Reflection​​ – ability to reflect on and 5 3 15 I do not have any experience of this skill yet however for
critique own performance my job role, this may be important because as an HR
advisor they may like to make critical advice on
individuals performances and will have to reflect on
making feedback as to what they can do to improve
themselves better.

SKILL COMPETENCE JOB COMPETENCE EVIDENCE FOR YOUR LEVEL OF


IMPORTANCE X COMPETENCE
JOB
IMPORTANCE
Study Skills
Ability to manage and prioritise time to 2 4 8 I have the ability to manage and prioritise time to meet
meet deadlines deadlines. For example, when I am given an assignment,
I make sure that all of my notes are taken and to research
my findings on the internet so that way I get the
information. I do use time management to I have to
multitask my work. As for my job role. it's important to
make sure they need to meet deadlines for whatever
tasks they are given and so they dont waste a lot of time.
Ability to identify relevant sources of 4 5 20 I do not have as much experience on identify relevant
information, including people and sources of information, including people and reference
reference material material. However, this is important in regarding with an
HR advisor as they will be looking for detailed
information and analysis of people and its records so
they can be able to keep them safely.
Ability to use a library to find books and 3 2 6 I have the ability to use a library to find books and
journal articles journal articles as I have this skill before during college
and it will help me with my coursework in general.
However, this does not apply much to my chosen job
role.
Ability to take notes, organise them, and 3 5 15 I am able to take notes organise them, and integrate them
integrate them with other sources of with other sources of information at college when I am
information given my coursework. I make sure that I create a file or
folder so they are kept safely. However, this skill is
important to my job role because organisational is key
when it comes to information and especially with its
employees and employers.

Ability to reference materials using an 2 1 2 I very much have the ability to reference materials using
appropriate system, e.g., Harvard or an appropriate system, e.g., Harvard. I used this as part
Vancouver of to references websites and information for my
courseworks. However, this really does not apply to my
chosen career.

Identify your learning needs

Now pick three of the highest scoring skills from the above audit (by multiplying your scores as shown above) that you need to develop further.
List these below in order of priority.
Skill Area Action Plan for Development and where you can access these
To gain my initiative skill and having to take decisions and act resourcefully I would need to practise this by
1. Initiative having to follow what other people are doing as they have experienced this. It's better off to learn throughout what
they do so it will make me to show some knowledge on how they are able to take decisions right and to show
Ability to initiate, take initiative. This may be important as my chosen career for HR advisor because they are likely to give out decisions
decisions and act as to what is best for them.
resourcefully

To develop my study skills I need to make sure I make practise as to how I can identify relevant sources of
2. Study Skills information, including people and reference material. Again, this will also be important to my job role as an HR
advisor because they will have to receive sources of information such as finding out individuals personal details on
Ability to identify relevant their backgrounds, CVs, cover letters and employment history. How I can learn this skill is to make research
sources of information, online about the different types of study skill. Also another way to do this is to find someone that I know (from an
including people and employer or family) and they could perhaps to show me how they show and keep records of the sources of
reference material information so that way, it's easier for me to learn and understand the process from this too.

As I am weak of when it comes to leadership, I must have to develop the skills further because this is important
3. Leadership and maybe needed for my job role as an HR advisor. They must have to show a great leadership towards the
people they work with so they are fully engaged with the work and they listen carefully. Being a leader also means
Ability to encourage and taking a huge responsibility to manage its people with care and with full morality such as trust and support. That
motivate others way, it proves they show that they want to achieve the very best. So in order for me to learn this skill, I have to try
and be involved with group work and start to commune with other people more to help out ways and suggest ideas.
Also, I have take on board with having the responsibility on work so it proves that other people will look up to you
and will think you're more reliable to be a leader because the amount of work that I produce would show I know
what I'm doing. Having to practise discipline is a good way of gaining leadership skills. This means having to meet
up deadlines, keeping appointments, and ending meetings on time.
Section 2: Providing Evidence you have the Skills

COMMUNICATION

Communication may be formal or informal, personal or impersonal, creative or factual. Messages may be delivered verbally, in writing or
non-verbally. There are many areas where examples of each communication approach may have been successfully applied, at university, at
work, at home, etc

Written - ​Ability to express self well in writing​ ​Ability​​ to express self well in writing

I some ability to be able to express self well in writing. Those formats are included such as when i'm writing up essays and assignments, CVs,
application forms, letters and personal statements. I will make sure for all of theses are written in a formal way of expressing and to show
professionalism as well. When I am given an assignment, I make sure it is written as what my tutors wants us to layout so it looks organised and
detailed. For my CV, I could express myself well so I can be able to stand out to employers. I also add in further information such as my
qualifications, work experience, voluntary work and my interests and hobbies. As for my personal statement, I have make sure it is written to an
appropriate standard as the university wants us to in the correct format. I have to self myself as to why I am interested to study a course and how
I can achieve this. During my course, we have covered a unit where we have to write up reports and minutes. I have learned on how to create
minutes.
Written​ - Ability to express self well in writing
Verbal:

Informal​ – ability to network easily with other people

I am able to network easily with other people. For example, I make sure that if I have any plans that I like to do with friends or family, I will let
them know beforehand if there is any problems between me and my friends or family. That way is through over text message or telephone so I
can easily communicate or meeting in person.

Formal – ​ability to express yourself clearly and concisely to a group​ of p​ eople

I have not yet experienced this skill yet at this moment of time.
Non-verbal:​
Listening – ​ability to attend actively to others’ views and ideas and understand their point of view

I am able to develop the skill of to attend actively to others’ views and ideas and understand their point of view. For example, I listen to other
people's ideas and advice whenever we do a group work at college. I make sure the team gets the support and we share ideas on what we can
agree with and how we can finalise the work overall. I take on board to listen to instructions such as when tutors are handing out
assignments, they will tell us what to do in order to make it right. I also take driving lessons to so I am carefully listening to my driving
instructor to make sure I learn what the lesson is and to get it right if possible.
Body Language​ – ability to match body language appropriately to what is being said verbally
I take use of this skill effectively. For example, whenever someone speaks during a class such as a tutor or a student, I make eye contact to show
I am listening to them. In presentations, I do take few body movements throughout so I can emphasise myself and in words so people are fully
engaged as to what I am talking about.

WORKING WITH OTHERS

Working with others is a skill highly valued by employers. Suitable evidence for this skill need not be limited to work experience. You should
think of all aspects of your work, studies and social life.

Cooperation - ​Ability to collaborate effectively within a team

I have developed the skill by through my involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award scheme. There was a lot of teamwork going on
such as when we have to plan our camping expedition. We are put into small groups and must discuss on what we have to do in order to make
sure the camping expedition runs smoothly. Those things we talked such as what kind of materials and equipment that are needed, planning a
route for the journey and share ideas.

Negotiation - ​Ability to reach a mutually satisfactory outcome through compromise

I have not yet achieved this type of skill at this very moment.

Sensitivity​​- ​Ability to respond appropriately to individual differences, e.g., age, gender, etc.
I have developed this skill through by doing a voluntary work at a charity shop Oxfam. I have met and dealt with people coming from different
backgrounds such as their age and gender. I am able to communicate with people depending on who they are and so I use formal and informal
speech most of the time. I have worked with people coming from different age ranges and so I show respect and I make sure to listen to their
advices and I sometimes would like to get support from them too. I show respect and equality to others.

Leadership - ​Ability to encourage and motivate others

I haven't been able to be a leader of a team as I am not confident to manage a group. However, I did try to partake and coordinate certain activities throughout
my time in college. For example, I did a Duke of Edinburgh bronze award where there is a lot of team involvement going on and we must have to plan our
needs and resources for our camping expedition. We have to come up ways on how we can manage this through health and safety wise, arranging what
materials is needed for the camp and also having to create a route to make our journey to be safe.

APPLICATION OF NUMBER

Calculations - ​Ability to use a calculator or PC to make calculations


Interpretation - - ​Ability to interpret descriptive statistics, e.g. ratios percentages, means, standard deviations
- Ability to interpret inferential statistics, e.g., confidence intervals, statistical significance, effect size
Application -​Ability to organize and present numerical data in an appropriate manner

I have not gain any of this skill yet at this moment.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

File Management Techniques - ​Ability to create, store and retrieve files

I have a few ability to create, store and retrieve files. I know how to create a file or folder on using Google Drive so that way all of my
assignments and units are kept in a safe place so I will know where I have saved my work in. I have never saved a file to a disk or having to
access certain information on a network before as I am not very experienced.

Word Processing​​ - ​Ability to use a word processing package to produce a variety of formats of documents
I have the ability to use word processing as I used this for regular basis at college. For example, I use this to produce letters, CVs, courseworks,
posters and flyers. I know what the tools are given when using word and so this will make my work to look better and in consistency.

​ bility to use a spreadsheet to record and manipulate different sets of data


Spreadsheets​​ - A

During college, I have used spreadsheet before as part of my assignments and I think I have some ability to use and record the spreadsheet to
record and manipulate different sets of data. For example, I know how to input information, using the formula to calculate averages, maximums
and totals. I used spreadsheets to create a budget plan and a cash flow forecasts too and knowing how to put in the right formula so it
automatically can calculate its total.

​ bility to retrieve information from a database/​ ​Ability to create a database


Databases​​ - A

I do not have any experience on how to produce a proper database to retrieve information. I have created questionnaires and queries in the past
during college and I know how to view on reports and tables to view the information that I wanted. I know how to make a basic queries and
tables.

Presentations​​ -​ Ability to create and display a PowerPoint presentation

I am able to have the ability to create and to display a PowerPoint and Google presentations. I am aware of its tools that are used to make sure
my presentation work looks outstanding and have the consistency too. I've used Powerpoints for having to show off my research in classes about
a certain topic. Sometimes, it would be independent where I need to gather my own research and findings or group work where we are formed
in a team and so we each will have a role as to who is doing what in order for the presentation to be a success. I can also produce a presentation
with moving images and graphics as well as Im aware of how the tools are worked.

Information and Communication​​ - ​Ability to send and receive email

I have the ability to send and receive email to people from outside of work or in college. I can use various of web mail such as Gmail, Hotmail
and Yahoo mail. However, I haven't experienced in using windows based email such as MS Outlook or Pegasus because those are not my main
web engine sites I would usually intend for.

Ability to send and receive attachments as email


I have the ability to send and receive attachments as email to people. I know how to do this by knowing there must be a link of attachment and
this would directly send me to a document of lists of which selected document I need to attach a file for in order to be sent through to an
employer. I have experienced this before as I have been forwarded my CV to an employer and my work experience provider. I have also
forwarded my coursework to my tutors as well so that way, if I have assignments that needs to be resubmitted, I can let them know that I have
done this and this can directly be sent the message to my tutors.

Ability to use an internet browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape, AOL

I have the ability to use an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Google, Bing and other platforms. I have gotten to use of this as I use the
internet for everyday basis, for my college work such as assignments where I would need to gather plenty of research making, making a personal
statements for university, checking emails regularly and getting access to other media platforms such as YouTube and business websites too. I
have checked my exams results on the student web as that gives me the allowance to find out about what results I achieved. Also I make a lot of
research by using the internet browser as this will give me the support and knowing what information to find by must give the references as to
where I found.

Ability to download files from the internet and transfer to WP

I have the ability to download files from the internet and transferring them to WP. I know how to download files and I can transfer to documents
or create as PDF form. For example, I have downloaded past exam papers and printed them out to try to learn and practice certain topics and so I
am prepared for my upcoming exam. I have also filled an application from online by certain businesses websites and so I have to download the
file and fill it out.

Ability to use a search engine e.g. Altavista, Google

I have the ability to use a search engine sites such as Google and Bing. This is what I used for everyday basis for when I need to do my
assignments, researching information for my courseworks, when I have to shop online, and also to look for a job.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Creativity - ​Ability to generate new ideas or conceive existing ideas in a new way
Somewhere at this stage, I could demonstrate to make new ideas or conceive existing ideas in a new way. For example, when I am given my
courseworks, I would make sure to take down as many notes as I can and maybe I can come up a new way of approaching them by having an
organisational plan and time management. This would help me achieve my goals if I take on board and knowing what to do in order to make that
happen.

Organisation and Planning - ​Ability to set down a systematic sequence of activities and carry them through in an effective manner

I have some experience of making a systematic sequence of activities and carry them through in an effective manner. For my courseworks, I
make sure that all my files and documents are in correct order and they are not displayed anywhere else so it's not lost. I also have my
notebook to take action on whether if I am planning an event so I get the idea and it will help me to remember things that are needed for a
successful plan.

Research - ​Ability to gather information in a systematic way to establish certain facts or principles

I have made research for my assignments that I have been given and also for when I look at universities that I wanted to study. I make sure that
those types of research is on either on my notes or in a document so its kept there safely. How I do my research is by using the internet which I
have access through college and at home where I can work there too.

Analysis - ​Ability to understand and summarise information (Detailed examination of structure and content)

I have not yet developed this skill yet at this moment of time.
Initiative - ​Ability to initiate, take decisions and act resourcefully

I do not have much skills on the initiative however I have been creating my own websites during college as part of my assignments. I have to
create variety of websites and I am soft of aware of the tools that are given which helps to build my website to look good and with detailed
information throughout. I sometimes also take decisions based on what I think it's right. For example, if we are doing any group work, I take
consider and evaluate my ideas and so I can get a final agreement with other people if they do take it seriously or showing their understandment.
IMPROVE OWN LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE
Self Management

Self-awareness​​ – ​ability to identify and reflect on own strengths and weaknesses in relation to:

Personal development - I am still in need to work on how to express myself confidently as I am struggling to be able to show what I can do or if I
write a letter or CV, I cannot sell myself towards an employer. However, I show understandment of my own skills, experience, knowledge and
attributes because I have been working my own way on to do many types of voluntary work and work experience to gain skills that will prove
the employment market that I can do this and challenging myself in order to make it happen.

Educational development - I make sure that I keep on track with every work I am given by my tutors and to hand my assignments on time by the
deadline due date. I make a lot of time management as to sort myself out on what work I need to do first and to multi-task. I check the tracker on
a regular basis to see where I am at in terms of how much assignments I got left, whether I have achieved a grade or if I need to work on a resub
of my assignments that I need to improve on. I set myself some targets of those resubs so I analyse the brief carefully and point out what
mistakes I have done and so I can correct this.

Career development - I have a career plan which is to work in an HR department as an HR advisor. In order to achieve this goal, it will be a long
process as I have to get my qualification of my business course and after this, I want to go to university to study HR management which will take
around 3-4 years to get a final degree of this. I know exactly what is expected from that job role such as what qualification is needed and the
skills that are required. I do not have a part time job yet however, I have contributed into many voluntary work so that I can develop new skills
and to learn them throughout. I have an up to date CV which records all of my latest qualifications and work experience which should sell of my
strengths of skills too.

Effective learning​​ – ​ability to learn from a range of situations and apply learning in a variety of contexts

I have contributed into voluntary work during my time at college and so this does transfer to my academic studies. I have taken a Duke of
Edinburgh Bronze Award as well and so I did gain a lot of skills at that time and did a lot of teamwork practice and so this helped me to
demonstrate the skill when we have to do group work.

Reasoning skills​​ – ​ability to defend argument using logical and systematic thinking based on sound evidence
I do make much use of using a wide range of sources from books and articles when I have to present my courseworks and assignments. I have to
provide as much evidence as I can to show proof of what I have found and also must reference my findings for this too.

Reflection​​ – ​ability to reflect on and critique own performance

After I receive a feedback from my tutors, I make sure to read carefully on what went well and if there is slight improvements or mistakes that I
need to take consider of for the next time I will get for another assignments. When I read feedbacks it makes me think on what I should really do
in order not to make mistakes again and so therefore I take on board as to what I have to do and I write down notes to be clear with myself. I also
do take my time to reflect on my work.

Study Skills - ​Ability to manage and prioritise time to meet deadlines


- Ability to identify relevant sources of information, including people and reference material
- Ability to use a library to find books and journal articles
- Ability to take notes, organize them, and integrate them with other sources of information
- Ability to reference materials using an appropriate system, e.g.,​ Harvard or Vancouver

For my study skills, I know it is important to make sure I am prepared for what is coming in terms of college lessons and the coursework that I’m
given. So therefore, I must take acknowledge on certain situations and to remind myself of what work needs to be completed by and how I can
do this to achieve. I set myself a timetable to know what task I need to do and give myself a time management of when it should be done by. I
take prioritise to my work and so I am able to manage time to meet deadlines. I am able to find relevant sources of information though using
Google Classroom where my tutors add notes and links so it will help me with my assignment or accessing to the internet to find out and
research information. With this, I must reference all of my findings and so I use a toolbox which is Harvard and this creates an appropriate
reference. If I have free lessons, I sometimes pop into the college study of centre, or the centre of excellence to finish off any given work that I
need to complete and so I don't waste time.