Aim of Unit 23 Professional and Personal Development
This unit aims at making the learners understand the importance of personal and professional development. This would help the learner to manage their own personal as well as professional activities by developing skills as per requirement. This unit focuses on developing learners personal and professional skills so as to improve their performance with a wide range of approaches. This also analyses the needs of the learners with the context of developmental needs and in acquiring effective team-management skills for meeting professional objectives. This unit also provides an insight into the ways in which the learner could enhance their learning and capabilities.
- Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
- Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
- Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan
- Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills.
LO1 Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
In this section, the learners would be acquiring knowledge about self-managed learning that could enhance their performance in lifelong development. This focuses on self-initiating learning procedures by creating goals and analysing the requirements of the learners. This would also help the learner to acquire an understanding of different learning approaches and learning styles that could be implemented in the developmental process. This also enlightens on effective learning skills and lifelong learning for self-development processes. They would also acquire an idea regarding prioritising their work according to their requirement and goals. This section also provides information regarding improving the performance with continuous assessments.
LO2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
Self-management is a very important part in developing self. Apart from that in order to manage development efficiently a development plan could be made which would consist of various things. The aims, objectives, scope for opportunities, dates for achievements and programme of learning constitute as the main ingredient in a development plan. A development plan would also include personal portfolio and curriculum vitae.
LO3 Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan
It is important to determine the correct style of learning and be aware about personal style. Evaluation could be made by making responses to the feedback, setting aims again, follow the activity cycles, and recognize the weaknesses and strengths. Establishing of new aims by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in learning process creates way for better success. Reviewing own plans of development is a specific way of learning which also shows signs of intelligence.
LO4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills
Such skills could be completed through effective verbal and non-verbal communication. It is very important to learn by myself. Demonstrating skills could be managed through effective time management process. Apart from that engaging into apprenticeships could also promote lifelong learning. There must always be a check upon learning process. This could be done by taking others feedback, working with team respecting opinions of others and improving social skills.
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
|Learning outcomes On successful completion of this unit a learner will:||Assessment criteria for passing The learner can:|
|LO1 Understand how self- managed learning can enhance lifelong development||evaluate approaches to self-managed learning propose ways in which lifelong learning in personal and professional contexts could be encouraged evaluate the benefits of self-managed learning to the individual and organisation|
|LO2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development||evaluate own current skills and competencies against professional standards and organisational objectives identify own development needs and the activities required to meet themidentify development opportunities to meet current and future defined needsdevise a personal and professional development plan based on identified needs|
|LO3 Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan||discuss the processes and activities required to implement the development plan undertake and document development activities as planned reflect critically on own learning against original aims and objectives set in the development planupdate the development plan based on feedback and evaluation|
|LO4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills||select solutions to work-based problems communicate in a variety of styles and appropriate manner at various levels evaluate and use effective time-management strategies|
This unit links with:
- Unit 24: Employability Skills.
This unit maps to the following Management NVQ units:
- A2: Manage your own resources and professional development
- A3: Develop your personal networks
- D2: Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
- D9: Build and manage teams
- D12: Participate in meetings
- E11: Communicate information and knowledge.