Quality Improvement Academy - Prospectus 2019/20
Quality Improvement Self-Assessment
When you are undertaking a self-assessment, the Attributes Competence Assessment Tool
(below) can help you identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for your role. You
will be expected to discuss your self-assessment with your line manager, as part of your
annual appraisal and/or personal development plan, in order to agree an action plan
addressing your identified learning and development needs. If you are in training within
Health and Social Care, you can discuss the results of your self-assessment with your
mentor or supervisor and agree your learning and development needs.
You should use the following rating scale to assess your learning and development needs
against each of the attribute statements within your level:
LD I need a lot of development
SD I need some development
WD I feel I am well developed
It generally takes about 15 minutes to assess yourself against the attribute statements.
When you have finished, review the number of LDs, SDs, and WDs. You can then plan,
with your line manager, the learning and development activities which are relevant to your
Best Practice Tips
Before starting your assessment, you may find it helpful to discuss the attribute statements
with one of your peers. You can also test your self-assessment with your line manager. Be
honest with yourself when thinking about your role and your learning and development
needs and rate them realistically.
The Attributes Framework and Competence Assessment Tool can also enable you to focus
on areas for career development and, where relevant, support your preparation for job
interviews. They can also be used in conjunction with other frameworks and competencies
relevant to your role.