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Action Plans






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    • Action Plans Personal Development and Planning Unit DE3R34
    • Section 1 of your Portfolio
      • Where am I now?
        • Evidence: CV, letters of reference, certificates, PIES, SWOT, learning style questionnaires, reflective written pieces
      • Where do I want to go next?
        • Evidence: research about university courses or jobs, evidence of agency visits or notes from discussions with employers
      • How am I going to get there?
        • Evidence: Action Plan
    • What is an Action Plan
      • Sets out your goals for the next six months
      • Details how you will achieve them
      • Including what individuals or resources you will employ to help you
      • Provides a mechanism for you to look back and measure how far you have come
    • Deciding on your Goals
      • Objectives for your current year of study
      • What do you want out of this course?
      • This could include personal things like increased confidence or academic things like increasing computer literacy.
      • Thinking back to your PIES exercise or SWOT Analysis might be helpful here
      • Activity: Write down some of the things you hope to get out of this course, think as widely as you can.
    • Deciding on your Goals
      • Where do you want to go on completion of the course?
      • This could include further study at university or a particular job which you would like to get.
      • Activity: Write down where you hope to be by the end of the course.
    • Prioritising your Goals
      • Make a list of your top 5 goals
      • Share and discuss with you neighbour
      • Is there any overlap between you goals?
      • If you had to choose just two or three what would they be?
    • Make sure your Objectives are SMART
      • Specific – are your objectives clear
      • Measurable – will it be easy to tell if you have made progress on your objective
      • Achievable – are your objectives achievable given the time and resources available to you
      • Realistic – are your targets relevant and appropriate to you situation and circumstances
      • Time bound – is there a clear time scale for your goals, can you break down your goal in to smaller stepping stones, what are they?
    • Structure of the Action Plan
      • Goal
      • Why Wanted – i.e. rationale, consider Personal reasons, Other reasons
      • Main Benefit – to me, to others
      • Feasibility – how hard/ easy to achieve, include barrier (things that might get in the way) and solutions
      • Stepping Stones – these are the small things you will have to do to get there
      • Review Date – to be set with your tutor
    • Formatting your Action Plan
      • You have been given a template for your Action Plan
      • Working in pairs complete the first template