Personal and Professional Development: Reflective Techniques

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Course Overview


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


  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

This short online course explores reflection practice and suitable techniques, explaining what reflective practice is, different theories and how it can support learning.

Reflective practice is beneficial in all areas of our lives, but its benefit to our working lives is rapidly becoming more and more apparent. But why is it so beneficial? What can we gain from it?

Our short online course explores the topic in depth. It explains what it is, the different theories around reflective practice, and the important role is plays in learning. It also offers advice, hints and tips regarding developing your own reflective practice.

Overall, this course is suitable for anyone who wishes to know more about reflective practice and the techniques, but is unsure where to start.

This course covers the following topics:

What is reflective practice?

  • The role of reflection on learning
  • Theories of reflective practice
  • How to be reflective in own practice
  • Tools and questions to use for reflective practice

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

You will learn

  • Identify what reflective practice is
  • Understand the theories commonly associated with reflective practice
  • Apply tools to support reflective practice

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn about reflective practice

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  • 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.