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Assess Your Skills

Identifying your personal strengths and weaknesses is a great way to begin your development, and keep tabs on it as you progress.  The diagnostic tools here will help you to discover the areas where you feel confident and those that you are unsure of.  You can use this information to target specific topics for your ongoing development.

You can use the tools in any way that works best for you.  Here are some ideas for how to get the most out of them:

  • Choose an area to focus on and identify the relevant assessment tool using the menu on this guide.
  • Complete the assessment tool and read the results.
  • Make a personal record of your results - What do you need to work on?  Where are you performing well?
  • Create an action plan based on your results.  We have a downloadable reflective action plan that you may find helpful.
  • Make sure that you set a completion or review date to aim for.
  • Review your action plan on the set date - What have you achieved? What do you still need to work on?
  • Re-take the original assessment tool - How do your results differ?
  • Identify your next steps - this might be starting again and choosing a different area to focus on, or it might be creating a follow-on action plan for this area.
  • Keep a record of your development that you can refer back to in the future.