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Level 2 - Unit 9

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Carry out a SWOT analysis to describe your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities (things that are open to you) and Threats (things that may prevent you from

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Level 2

    Unit 9 Self Assessment Assignment Title:

    Assignment Issued: …………………………………………………………………………. Hand in Date ………………………………………………………..

    Learner‟s Name: ……………………………………………………………………………... Tutor Name: …………………………………………………………………………….

    Internal verification date: …………………………………………………. IV signature: …………………………………………………………………………………………..

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria

    The learner will: The learner can:

    1 Understand the importance of self-assessment 1.1 Explain the importance of self-assessment

    2 Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses 2.1 Describe their own personal strengths and weaknesses

     2.2 Explain why it is important to continue developing their strengths

    2.3 Describe why it is important to improve areas of weakness and some ways of

    doing so

    3 Understand why personal skills and qualities are 3.1 Analyse their own skills and qualities

    important to all areas of life 3.2 Explain how these skills and qualities are important to their lives

    4 Understand the process of personal goal setting 4.1 Describe how short-term goals will meet long term goals

     4.2 Describe ways in which goals may be tracked over time 5 Be able to evaluate personal achievements 5.1 Identify their achievements over a given period

     5.2 Discuss some examples of things they would have liked to achieve

    5.3 Suggest some reasons why they achieved some things, but not others

    Context: Self Assessment is an opportunity to reflect on what you are good at and to identify ways of dealing with any areas where you need to develop your skills. It is only through effective self assessment that you can maximise your opportunities. This assignment will guide you through this process and give you the tools to effectively plan your future.

    Task AC Tutor Guidance and suggested evidence One Verification slip signed by the tutor

    a) In a group discuss why it is important to be able to assess your own ‘Why is Self Assessment important’ form strengths and weaknesses. Your tutor will complete an observation 1.1

    form to record your contributions to the discussion.

b) Using the form provided, give two reasons to explain how self

    assessment is important to your career or personal development.

    Two SWOT Analysis template Make sure the learner has at least

     two area’s of strengths and two of weaknesses in order to

    Carry out a SWOT analysis to describe your Strengths, Weaknesses, 2.1 achieve AC 2.1

    Opportunities (things that are open to you) and Threats (things that

    may prevent you from achieving). Use the template below to record

    your answers. Useful resources:

    What is a SWOT analysis?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis

    How to teach SWOT analysis:

    www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/swot-analysis-

    personal-note-489

    Three Look again at your completed SWOT Analysis. Are there any common ‘What are my strengths and weaknesses?’ form provided

    themes i.e. a strength may be linked to an opportunity or may minimise a threat? a) Using different coloured highlighters, highlight any examples within your SWOT analysis that appear in more than one area of the 2.2 axis.

     b) Use the highlighted links to describe at least two strengths and

    2.3 weaknesses

c) Explain why it is important to build on your strengths using at

    least two examples of how you may do this

d) Explain why it is important to improve your areas of weakness

    using at least two examples of how you may do this

Use the form provided to record your answers

    Four Along with an analysis of your strengths and weaknesses, your own skills and qualities will help you to achieve success.

    a) In small groups identify at least three skills/ qualities/ achievements/ talents/interests that you believe you have. 3.1

b) In pairs write down what you consider each others skills/qualities

    and achievements are.

Five

     Presentation to the tutor or the wider group. a) Use the information you gathered about your skills and qualities in Signed tutor observation checklist of presentation. task 4 to put together a short presentation called “This is me and 3.1

    this is what I am going to do about it!”

b) The presentation should also explain what your strengths and

    weaknesses are and how you plan to improve on any areas of 3.1

    weakness.

c) During the presentation you will need to talk about your personal

    achievements, why they are important to you and what you would

    like to achieve in the future. 3.2

    Six Tutor observation checklist to verify learner contribution to a Now you know your key achievements, strengths and weaknesses, group discussion about long term and short term goals. consider what your long term goals are.

     Long term and short term goals planner template a) In small groups discuss your long term goals and think about how

    you will achieve them.. Useful resources:

     4.1 How to set goals and targets b) On your own, decide on TWO long term goals that you want to www.streetdirectory.com/careers/career_advice/careerachieve. _development/setting_goals__targets c) What are the short term goals that you will need to achieve as part www.mindtools.com/page6.html of your long term goal?

(e.g. Long Term Goal: To start my own floristry business. Short term

    goals: Diploma in Floristry, work experience)

You could use SMART targets to help you set your goals.

    Seven

a) Use the information you have recorded in Task 6 about your long 4.2 Individual Learning Plan template

    term and short term goals to put together an Individual Learning Plan.

b) You need to track your achievements in relation to the goals that

    you have set yourself. Make sure your Learning Plan includes an area

    for your you to check your progress against set milestones.

    Eight Over the next few weeks regularly monitor your progress toward your Personal Progression Plan template

    goals, reflecting upon what you have achieved and consider those areas where you have not achieved.

    a) Identify the goals that you have achieved in the set period of time. 5.1

    b) Give TWO reasons why you were able to achieve these goals. 5.3

    c) List TWO goals that you were unable to achieve in the time period 5.2

    d) Give TWO reasons why you were unable to achieve these goals 5.3

    Evidence Collection

Task One (b) Why is Self Assessment important?

     ssessor Comments

Assessor Signature Date

Task Two SWOT Analysis

Strengths Weaknesses

Opportunities Threats

Task Three (b, c, d) What are my strengths and weaknesses?

     Strengths Weaknesses

     1. 1.

     2. 2.

     How can I improve in this area? How can I build on these strengths to develop in this area?

     Why is it important to improve areas of weakness?

     Assessor Comments

    Assessor Signature on completion of 2.1,2.2,2.3: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Task Four What are my skills, qualities, achievements?

My skills / qualities / achievements / talents /interests are:

These are important to me because:

    Group member 1 Group member 2 Do you agree with the skills, qualities and achievements that your Do you agree with the skills, qualities and achievements that your friend has listed? friend has listed?

    Can you think of any skills, qualities or achievements that he/she has Can you think of any skills, qualities or achievements that he/she has not thought of? not thought of?

Task Five Your presentation ‘This is me and this is what I’m going to do about it!’

Your tutor will watch your presentation and comment on it below

Tutor observation sheet

Learner name: ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Presentation Date: ………………………………… Venue:……………………………

     Content, (circle when achieved) The Learner has analysed their own skills and qualities: they have used their strengths and weaknesses as an analysis tool, reflected on their past performances and achievements, considered their talents and interests, and have received feedback from appropriate people. The Learner understands the Importance of personal skills and qualities: making realistic career choices and plans; setting achievable long-and short-term goals; successful relationships at work and in personal life Skill / Quality 1: Skill / Quality 2:

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