Unit 41 Personal and Professional Development

Unit 41 Personal and Professional Development

Unit 41 is Personal and Professional Development

The goal of this unit 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 a clear cut set 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 programs, and plans 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 have to be adopted. External learning includes a formal process of learning and training, surveillance, supervisors, and other professionals. 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 estimates of instance can be developed with the help of such techniques.

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 development evaluate approaches to self-managed learning propose ways in which lifelong learning in personal and professional contexts could be encouraged to evaluate the benefits of self-managed learning to the individual and organization
LO2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development evaluate own current skills and competencies against professional standards and organizational objectives identify own development needs and the activities required to meet them identity development opportunities to meet current and future defined needs devise 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 plan update 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 to the following related units:

Unit 39 Tourist Destination

Unit 42: Employability Skills

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