QCF Level: 4

Unit 3 Managing Self-Development

Credit value: 3 credits

Unit Aim

The aim of the unit is to give learners an understanding of how to manage self-development so that it contributes to the learners achievement of career and personal goals in respect of their work role and professional development.

Learning Outcome

1   Understand how Continuous Professional Development (CPD) influences personal effectiveness

Assessment  criteria

1.1 Evaluate the role of CPD in organisations

1.2 Analyse the influence of CPD on individuals

1.3 Evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of CPD

Learning Outcome

2    Understand own values, career and personal goals in relation to a work role and professional development

Assessment  criteria

2.1 Analyse the importance of considering own values, career and personal goals and how these relate to your job role and professional development

2.2 Describe how to evaluate the current requirements of a work role and how the requirements may evolve in the future

2.3 Describe how to identify gaps between current knowledge and skills required for achieving objectives

2.4 Explain how to set objectives which are SMART

2.5 Explain how to identify your own development needs

Learning Outcome

3    Understand how to plan development

Assessment  criteria

3.1 Explain how to develop an effective development plan

3.2 Analyse the different types of learning styles and how these contribute to own performance

3.3 Describe development activities and how these contribute to performance

Learning Outcome

4    Understand how to monitor and evaluate development activities

Assessment  criteria

4.1 Analyse how to monitor the quality of own work and progression against plans

4.2 Explain how to evaluate your performance against the requirements of your work role

4.3 Explain how to use feedback in your own performance


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