Managing Personal and Professional Development

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Overview The aim of personal and professional development is to help you navigate your own career-wide learning and growth. It …


The aim of personal and professional development is to help you navigate your own career-wide learning and growth. It is imperative that you keep learning and improving to keep your skills and expertise up-to – date to ensure that you continue to function safely, legally and effectively.

In this programme, you will learn how personal development aligns with professional growth. You will gain an in-depth understanding of transferable skills and personal behaviours and why gaining them makes you a desirable candidate to leading organisations and potential employers. It will help you contribute to the overall success of an organisation.

Individuals who have developed skills in balancing personal and professional workforce growth will concentrate on professional and personal development. Learn how to handle your emotions without making yourself upset, learn how to deal with coworkers and other challenges that accompany every job position, and how to cope with daily circumstances that may be difficult at times.

Pearson Education is a British-owned education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, as well for students directly. The company is with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. They provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. They are committed to helping equip learners with the skills they need to enhance their employability prospects and to succeed in the changing world of work.

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Access Duration
  • Who is this course for?
  • Entry Requirements
  •  Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Module Overview
  • Learn how to master the many aspects of working life
  • Learn strategies for improving your self-management at work
  • Learn how to get the best out of yourself
  • Learn how to recognise and deal with stress
  • Learn how to manage your time

The course will be delivered directly to you, and from the date you joined the course you have 12 months of access to the online learning platform. The course is self-paced, and you can complete it in stages at any time.

  • Aspiring Managers
  • Company Leaders
  • Individuals with a desire to improve their personal and professional growth
  • Learners should be over the age of 16 and have a basic knowledge of English Language, Maths and ICT.
  • A sound educational background is an advantage.

In order to complete the course ‘Managing Personal and Professional Development’ successfully, learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded an e-certificate of “Managing Personal and Professional Development” endorsed by Pearson. It will make you valuable, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Pearson is an internationally recognised qualification that will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in an enterprise.

Pearson is a leading learning company worldwide. Pearson believes that learning is central to improving one’s opportunities in life. The company collaborates with leading educational organisations to offer learners content, curricula, assessment and training. Pearson soft skills programmes offer diverse skills that are important to an individual’s growth and development. These skills are highly valued by enterprises and organisations, as they are an important skill-set to achieve higher-level employment.

Personal Development Planning (PDP)

You need to develop personally in order to progress in your career. Personal development goes hand in hand with professional growth, therefore, you need personal development planning. This is to create an action plan that focuses on self-awareness and self-improvement in terms of your career, relationships and education.

Counting Professional Development (CPD)

This is a record of your experience. It is the process of documenting your skills and knowledge that you have gained beyond training, formally and informally. It is an ongoing process of maintaining your professional skills. You can set yourself objectives through tracking your progress and then achieving your objectives.

Understanding your Learning Style

A learning style is an approach based on your own preferences, strengths and weaknesses. By recognising your learning style, you can use techniques that are best suited to you. This will improve the quality of learning.

Building Your Career Skills

When building your career skills, you need to plan, negotiate and learn from experiences. It will determine your success in getting the job done. Building new skills will expand your career opportunities as it has broad appeal and will interest a wider range of potential employers.

Course Curriculum

Personal Development Planning (PDP)
Learn to establish objectives and goals
Are these short-term or long-terms goals?
Assess your current reality
Identify the need for skills and competence
Implement development activities to meet your requirements
Personal Development Planning (PDP) – Video & Quiz
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Have a tailored, individual professional development plan
Have a clear perspective on where you need improvement
Learn new skills and stay abreast with the latest trends
Focus on improving your performance in the workplace
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Video & Quiz
Understanding your Learning Style
Identify your strengths and what type of learning works best for you
Understand your weaknesses and work on them
Look for opportunities to try out new things
Understanding your Learning Style – Video & Quiz
Building Your Career Skills
Build key relationships
Gain more visibility
Create more opportunities to advance
Building Your Career Skills – Video & Quiz

Students feedback


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    Nicky Bell

    July 20, 2020

    The course renewed a number of things but mainly helped me focus on things that would increase my efficiency in the things I do.

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    Jody Cook

    July 20, 2020
    Very educative

    The course explored the various methods of self-development. It also highlighted the importance of continuous self-development. This course has provided me with the tools and methodology that I need to be more strategic and focused. A very educative and informative course with full of insights and practical experience.

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    Lane Stone

    July 16, 2020
    Productive course

    This course was a very helpful and productive.

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    Carol Powell

    June 22, 2020
    Great learning

    A great course every professional should take to ensure the development and continuously improve.

    B S

    Bailey Saunders

    June 07, 2020

    This is an outstanding course! I was able to change into a more positive and productive mindset as taught in this course.

    G G

    Gale Grant

    May 25, 2020
    Great course

    This course is exactly what i have been looking for.

    E G

    Erin Gibson

    May 13, 2020
    Clear objectives

    This course has clear learning objectives.

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