SCQF Level 7


Flexible start date




  • Business & Management


  • Online

Why take this course?

Personal development planning is increasingly used by individuals, in a wide range of occupations, to keep their personal and job related knowledge, skills and expertise up to date. One of the particular qualities a potential employer will look for is your ability to manage your own learning and development.

Completing this Unit will help you to demonstrate to yourself and to your employer that you are capable of doing this. It will help you to clarify and achieve your personal and career aims, and will complement your HN study programme whilst supporting the development of a wide range of transferable skills.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

In this Unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • Create and maintain a personal development portfolio and personal action plan
  • Implement your personal action plan
  • Monitor and evaluate your action plan and its implementation

For purposes of assessment you will provide evidence, in your personal development portfolio, that you have been able to complete all of the related activities and that you are able to meet the Unit outcomes. You will be provided with guidance and support to help you to create, maintain and present your portfolio and your assessment evidence. The activities associated with the unit should provide ample opportunities for candidates to generate and gather the required evidence of achievement. Assessments are booked through the BCD team.