Goal setting will help you evaluate and develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the driver/rider training industry. Using GOALS the are SMART Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed.
This is about evaluating your own performance against the established and evolving requirements of your role, identifying where there are opportunities for improvement and taking action to respond to those opportunities. It is recognised that many organisations will have a formal personal development process in place with which an employed instructor will be expected to comply. However, beyond this requirement, any competent instructor should be able to demonstrate that they are actively involved in maintaining and continuously improving their skills, knowledge and understanding whether they are employed or self-employed.
This unit is for people who train learner driver/riders of all vehicles. You should evaluate and develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the driver/rider training industry Performance standards. You must be able to
1. identify the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for your role and evaluate your own capabilities and performance against these
2. evaluate your working practices against relevant organisational and legal requirements
3. keep up to date with training industry issues and recognise when changes in the industry mean that you need to update your knowledge, skills and understanding
4. actively make use of all sources of feedback, such as performance records of previous learners feedback from line managers feedback from colleagues or other professionals to identify gaps in your knowledge, skills or understanding
5. set out objectives for the ongoing development of your knowledge, skills and understanding
6. identify training or development opportunities that will help you update or close any gaps in your knowledge, skills and understanding
7. keep a reflective log so that you can evaluate the outcome of your professional development activities
8. comply with any organisational requirements to plan and record your training and development activities and to evaluate the benefits of any training you undertake Knowledge and understanding requirements You must know and understand a. the personal and professional benefits of evaluating and developing your knowledge, understanding and skills b. the requirements of the relevant national standard(s) for driving/riding c. the requirements of the ‘National standard for driver and rider training’ d. the DVSA’s standards check requirements, and how they will be assessed e. any regulatory requirements for continuing professional development f. the performance and knowledge requirements of any other body by which you are employed g. how to obtain feedback on your performance in a non-defensive way h. current developments in driver/rider training practice i. how to evaluate your own performance against requirements j. how to recognise where gaps in your skills, knowledge or understanding are affecting your performance k. the opportunities for formal and informal professional development available through your employers or other providers l. how to record and evaluate your professional practice in a reflective log m. how to build an achievable development plan and set yourself realistic objectives and priorities n. how to monitor your performance against your development plans.
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