Unit 41 Personal and Professional Development

Aim of Unit 41 is Personal and Professional Development

The goal of Unit 41 is Personal and Professional Development is to enhance the personal and professional skills of the learners which could help them to obtain their future objectives. Therefore, learners would be able to evaluate the various approaches for enhancing their skills. Furthermore, this study also helps in demonstrating teamwork development capabilities which could ensure a better position for the learners. After the appropriate completion of this unit, the learner would be successful in identifying their personal strengths as well as weaknesses. This would enable them to improve the development of their personal as well as professional skills thereby increasing their chances of employability.


Learning outcomes

LO1 Analyze how self-managed learning can lead to enhance life-long development

The self managed learning through clear cut setting of goals can be accomplished by the use of various styles in learning such as personal preferences; Kolb’s learning cycle and pragmatism. The approaches to learning include learning through research, mentoring, coaching and a variety of social networks and newsgroups. As a result, effective learning can take place through self assessment, planning and organization. Apprenticeships, higher education continuous professional development can lead to self inflicted culture. Enhanced capacity series with private learning and response from others, learning disappointments and achievements can provide a proper assessment of learning.

LO2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development

The self appraisal techniques mainly include auditing the skills and evaluate self management, interpersonal as well as leadership skills. A plan of development has to be present made taking into consideration the current performance, future needs, opportunities and threats for career progression. The main goals, action plans, dates of review, learning programmes and plan for personal development have to be acquired.  Construction as well as developing portfolio and maintaining and presenting transcripts are important processes for self development and learning.

LO3 Be able to review own personal and professional development plan

The varieties of styles and alertness of private styles along with the blow of personal style as well as interface with others has to be adopted. External learning includes formal process of learning and training, surveillance, supervisors and other professionals. An evaluation of development can be made by locating up of goals and aims, making responses to feedback, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses, identifying the change directions             and identifying the various activity cycles.

LO4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills

Various skills which are transferrable like the aptitude to make effective interaction with others; self discipline, creativity, problem solving and reliability can be generated.Effective listening and respecting others opinion, persuasion, presentation skills can enable verbal and non-verbal communication at the workplace. The ability to deliver transferable skills by using delivery formats can be used. The ability to adapt well with others, be a team player, adapts flexibility and social skills can lead to the development of social skills. Time management skills could be adopted through prioritizing workloads, setting objectives of work, making effective use of time, booking appointments and dependable estimate of instance can be developed with the help of such techniques.

Unit 41 Personal and Professional Development

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes   On successful completion of this unit a learner will:Assessment criteria for pass   The learner can:
LO1 Understand how self- managed learning can enhance lifelong developmentevaluate approaches to self-managed learningpropose ways in which lifelong learning in personal and professional contexts could be encouragedevaluate the benefits of self-managed learning to the individual and organisation
LO2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional developmentevaluate own current skills and competencies against professional standards and organisational objectivesidentify 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 plandiscuss the processes and activities required to implement the development planundertake and document development activities as plannedreflect 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 skillsselect solutions to work-based problemscommunicate in a variety of styles and appropriate manner at various levelsevaluate and use effective time management strategies


Unit 41 Personal and Professional Development links to the following related units:

Unit 42: Employability Skills.