Personal and Professional Development: Personal Development and Self-Awareness

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 30-45 Study Minutes
  • Complete at Your Own Pace; Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

This online course explores the necessity of personal development, how to go about it, and the important role that self-awareness plays.

With so many new self awareness skills, ideas, theories and concepts being introduced in our hectic, ever-changing work life, many of us are looking to develop our skills and knowledge in order to keep up. But how do you go about it? Where do you start?

Our online self awareness training course explores why personal development is necessary and how you go about starting. It also stresses the important role self-awareness plays in our personal development, as it allows us to understand ourselves and determine where we can develop. This course is especially useful for those who wish to begin, or improve, their personal development but are unsure where to start.

This self awareness training covers the following topics:

Why do personal development planning?

  • SMART objectives
  • Action planning
  • What is self-awareness and why is it important?
  • Self-awareness theory
  • How to apply self-awareness

This course is also included in our 15-course Personal and Professional Development Training Package.

You will learn

  • Know why personal development is important
  • Understand how to set SMART targets
  • Understand how to create a Personal Development Plan (PDP)
  • Know what self-awareness is and why it is important
  • Understand the benefits of self-awareness
  • Know how to become more self-aware

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This course is recommended for anyone who wishes to begin, or improve, their personal development

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

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    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.