Unit 41: Personal and Professional Development

Unit code:               T/601/0943

QCF level:               QCF Level 5/ NFQ Level 6/7

Credit value:          15


This unit aims to help the learner become an effective and confident self-directed employee. This helps the learner become confident in managing own personal and professional skills to achieve personal and career  goals.


Unit abstract

This unit is designed to enable learners to assess and develop a range of professional and    personal skills in order to promote future personal and career development. It also aims to  develop learners’ ability to organise, manage and practise a range of approaches to improve their performance as self-directed learners in preparation for work or further career development.

Its emphasis is on the needs of the individual but within the context of how the development of self-management corresponds with effective team management in meeting objectives.

Learners will be able to improve their learning, be involved with teamwork and be more capable of problem solving through the use of case studies, role play and real-life activities.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
  2. Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
  3. Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan
  4. Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills.