Personal and professional development
Personal and Professional Development
Task 1: Self-management learning
Task 2: Personal and professional development
Task 3: Personal and professional development plan
Task 4: Interpersonal and transferable skills
Introduction and background notes
Assignment Context and the Scenario
By carrying out this assignment learners are required to demonstrate that they have a good knowledge and understanding of personal and professional skills that are needed to promote staff and career development in an organizational environment.
Ideally, you should consider an organisation you have worked or currently working in and a brief profile of the organisation can be attached (one page in the introduction).
The assignment is also aimed at developing learners’ ability to organise, manage and practise a range of approaches to improve their performance as self-directed learners in preparation for work or career development.
The tasks in this coursework assignment are all based on the scenario provided above but your discussion should be supported by relevant theories and concepts.
What you must do
A. Analyse and discuss the various approaches to self-managed learning
and lifelong learning in relation to your own experience.
B. Assess the benefits of self-managed learning to you and your organisation.
A. Carry out an audit of your personal skills and competencies using the format and assess the skills needed to work professionally in an organizational setting. ?
B. Analyse your personal SWOT factors and devise a personal and professional development plan with specific career development objectives. ?Note: You need to submit the portfolio of skills/competency audit and SWOT factor analysis with the coursework assignment. ?
A. Critically examine how you would proceed to implement your personal and professional development plan by making reference to the process and key activities to be carried out. ?
B. Critically evaluate the process of reflecting on the achievement against expected aims and objectives and discuss how you would review the plan based on the outcomes. ?
A. Investigate and analyse one work-based problem in your work environment and suggest/recommend solutions using appropriate communication methods and styles at different level. ?
B. Critically examine the application of effective time management approaches in various situations in your own context. ?
GRADING CRITERIA: FOR PASS
LO1?Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
1.1 evaluate approaches to self-managed learning ?
1.2 propose ways in which lifelong learning in personal and ?professional contexts could be encouraged ?
1.3 evaluate the benefits of self-managed learning to the individuals ?and organisations ?
NOTES: Critical analysis of the benefits of the lifelong learning using your own experience and realistic improvement plan has been proposed
LO2?Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
2.1evaluate own current skills and competencies against professional standards and organisational objectives
2.2identify 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
NOTES: Critical evaluation of the goals and objective and developing the plan along with substantive activities have been planned and managed
LO3?Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan
3.1discuss the process and activities required to implement the development plan
3.2 undertake and document development activities as planned 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
NOTES: Critical analysis of the process of reflection on achieving one’s goals. Review of one own plan how to undertake it and ideas have been generated and independent decisions taken
LO4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills
4.1 select solution to work based problems
4.2 communicate in a variety of styles and appropriate manner at
?4.3 evaluate and use effective time management strategies
NOTES: Being able to critically analyse work based problems and suggest appropriate solution. A range of methods of presentation have been used accurately?. Evaluation of appropriate time management strategies and innovative and creative thought have been applied
Analyse: Break an issue or topic into smaller parts by looking in depth at each part. Support each part with arguments and evidence for and against. (Pros and cons)?Compare and Contrast: Show how two or more things are similar and why the similarities are important and not important.
Discuss: When you discuss you look at both sides of a discussion. You look at both sides of the arguments. Then you look at the reason why it’s important (for) then you look at the reason why it’s important (against).?Explain: When you explain you must say
you look at the most important points.
Guide to student
1. Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document:
a. All coursework must be word processed.?b. Document margins must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 inch) or less than 1.9cm (3/4 inch).?c. Font size must be within the range of 12 point in body text and heading 14 point?d. Standard and commonly used type face such as Times new Roman or Arial etc should be used.?e. All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered.?f. Material taken from external sources must be properly cited referenced using Harvard standard?g. Word limit must be strictly followed.?h. Works must be checked for similarity index (and report submitted) using the TURNITIN software
in Moodle site of the College VLE for submitting the assignment. i. Do not use Wikipedia as a reference)
Plagiarism is an academic offence and dealt with accordingly.
Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes copying information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework from another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For details on Plagiarism please see the Student Handbook)
a. All coursework must be submitted to the Examination office with cover page on/before deadline. b. The student must attach a copy of the assignment brief along with the cover page and the report.