Unit 27: Personal and Professional Development

Unit 27:
Personal
and Professional


Development
Unit code:
T/601/0943
QCF level:
5
Credit value:
15
• Aim
This unit aims to help the learner become an effective and confident
self-directed employee. This helps the learner become confident in managing own
personal and professional skills to achieve personal and career goals.
• Unit abstract
This unit is

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designed to enable learners to assess and develop a range of professional and
personal skills in order to promote future personal and career development. It
also aims to develop learners’ ability to organise, manage and practise a range
of approaches to improve their performance as self-directed learners in
preparation for work or further career development.
The unit
emphasises the needs of the individual but within the context of how the
development of self-management corresponds with effective team management in
meeting objectives.
Learners will be able to improve their own learning, be involved in
teamwork and be more capable of problem solving through the use of case
studies, role play and real-life activities.
• Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a
learner will:
1 Understand how self-managed learning can
enhance lifelong development
2 Be able to take responsibility for own
personal and professional development
3

 

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Be able to
implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan
4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal
and transferable skills.
Unit content

1 Understand how self-managed learning can
enhance lifelong development
Self-managed
learning: self-initiation of
learning processes; clear goal setting, eg aims and requirements,
personal orientation achievement goals, dates for achievement, self-reflection
Learning styles: personal preferences; activist; pragmatist; theorist; reflector, eg
reflexive modernisation theory; Kolb’s learning cycle
Approaches: learning through research; learning from
others, eg mentoring/coaching, seminars, conferences, secondments,
interviews, use of the internet, social networks, use of bulletin boards, news
groups

 

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Effective
learning: skills of personal
assessment; planning, organisation and evaluation
Lifelong
learning: self-directed
learning; continuing professional development; linking higher education
with industry, further education, Recognition of Prior Learning,
Apprenticeships, Credit Accumulation and Transfer Schemes
Assessment
of learning: improved
ability range with personal learning; evidence of improved levels of
skill; feedback from others; learning achievements and disappointments
2 Be able to take responsibility for own
personal and professional development
Self appraisal: skills
audit (personal profile using appropriate self-assessment tools); evaluating
self-management; personal and interpersonal skills; leadership skills
Development plan: current performance; future needs; opportunities and threats to career
progression; aims and objectives; achievement dates; review dates; learning
programme/activities; action plans; personal development plan
Portfolio building:
developing and maintaining a personal portfolio Transcripts: maintaining
and presenting transcripts including curriculum vitae
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Be able
to implement and continually review own personal and professional development
plan
Learning styles and strategies: types of styles; awareness of own personal
style; impact of personal style and interactions with others
Learning from others:
formal learning and training; observation; mentoring; supervision; tutorials;
informal networks; team members; line managers; other professionals
Evaluation
of progress: setting and recording
of aims and objectives; setting targets; responding to feedback;
re-setting aims and targets; establishing and recognising strengths and
weaknesses; directions
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4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal
and transferable skills
Transferable skills: personal effectiveness (ability to communicate
effectively at all levels, initiative, self-discipline, reliability,
creativity, problem solving)
Verbal and non-verbal communication: effective listening, respect for others’
opinions; negotiation; persuasion; presentation skills; assertiveness;
use of ICT
Delivery formats: ability to deliver transferable skills using a variety of formats
Working with others: team player; flexibility/adaptability; social skills
Time management: prioritising workloads; setting work objectives; using time
effectively; making and keeping appointments; reliable estimates of task
time

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes
Assessment criteria for pass
On successful completion of
The learner can:
this unit a learner will:
LO1 Understand how self-
1.1
evaluate approaches to self managed
learning
managed
learning can
1.2
propose ways in which lifelong learning in personal
and
enhance
lifelong
professional contexts could be encouraged
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1.3
evaluate the benefits of self-managed
learning to the
individual and organisation
LO2 Be able to take responsibility
2.1
evaluate own current skills and
competencies against
for own
personal and
professional standards and organisational
objectives
professional
development
2.2
identify own development needs and the
activities
required to meet them
2.3
identify development opportunities to meet
current and
future defined needs
2.4
devise a personal and professional
development plan
based on identified needs
LO3 Be able to implement and
3.1
discuss the processes and activities
required to
continually
review own
implement the development plan
personal
and professional
3.2
undertake and document development
activities as
development
plan
planned

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3.3
reflect critically on own learning against
original aims
and objectives set in the development plan
3.4
update the development plan based on
feedback and
evaluation
LO4 Be able to demonstrate
4.1
select solutions to work-based problems
acquired
interpersonal and
4.2
communicate in a variety of styles and
appropriate
transferable
skills
manner at various levels
4.3
evaluate and use effective time management
strategies.
Guidance

Links
The unit links with Unit 26: Employability Skills.
Essential requirements
There are no essential requirements for this unit.
Employer engagement and vocational contexts
Delivery of
this unit will benefit from centres establishing strong links with employers
willing to contribute to the delivery of teaching, work-based placements and/or
detailed case study materials.

 

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