HE Entry: Skills-for-learning self-assessment

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Welcome to our skills for learning self-assessment page.

You will be asked some short questions to help identify your current skills in:

  1. Time management
  2. Use of IT
  3. Research

All of these skills have been identified by HCA HE staff as being crucial to your success. It is important you understand that these questions are not ‘tests’. We want to see where we can best support you so that you will achieve your full potential on our degree-level courses.

Please check your initial results with your student services tutor. You may be asked to make a return appointment in about 10 days time so we can discuss how best to support you. Depending on your responses you may also be signposted to various resources which we ask you to look at during the next week.

 

Time Management

Please complete the four questions on the form below:

If you think you would like more support with time management it will help if you complete the short ‘Core Skills’ Open University course here. You will need to register with the OU, but this is free. The course takes about 25 minutes to complete. Please also talk to student services tutors who can signpost you to further information.

 

Use of IT

Please complete the four short questions on the form below: 

If you think you would like more support with IT skills it will help if you look at the¬†information you find relevant on the short ‘Core Skills’ Open University course here. You will need to register with the OU, but this is free. Each section takes about 25 minutes to complete. Please also talk to student services tutors who can signpost you to further information.

 

Research

Please complete the four short questions on the form below:

If you think you would like more support with research skills please ask your student services tutor to direct you to further information. Research is a crucial skill at HE level but it is also complicated and the meaning of ‘research’ changes as you progress through levels.