Performance Appraisals Training

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Performance appraisals are an important element in the performance management cycle. An appraisal allows a line manager to give feedback on an individual’s performance in a structured and consistent way.

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All about this Performance Appraisals Training Course

This course is suitable for supervisors, team leaders and line managers who have a responsibility for managing the performance and conduct of others at work, to enable them to prepare for and participate effectively in the performance appraisal process.

You will start the course off by being introduced to performance appraisals, including why they are used and the benefits and complications of using appraisals. You will then look at the key skills line managers need for conducting performance appraisals, including organisation, time management, active listening, confidence and emotional intelligence.

You will then move onto considering how appraisals should be conducted, including negotiating tricky conversations, setting the tone, open/closed questions and giving constructive feedback.

This course will finish by exploring what happens after the appraisal, including the approaches and methods of training and development to build on the strong aspect and remove the weak aspects of performance, this includes SMART targets, personal development plans (PDPs) and action planning.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for three years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Performance Appraisals Training – In the first unit of this performance appraisals training course you will explore what appraisals are, why they are used and the benefits and complications of using appraisals.
  • Unit 2 – Preparing for Appraisals and Key Skills Needed – In this unit you will examine the importance of key skills, such as organisation, active listening, confidence and emotional intelligence needed for conducting appraisals.
  • Unit 3 – Conducting Appraisals – This unit will explore how appraisals should be carried out, including setting the tone, easing nerves, open/closed questions, giving constructive feedback, etc.
  • Unit 4 – What Happens Next? – In the final unit of the performance appraisals training course, you will look at SMART targets, including what they are and how to set them, personal development plans and action planning.
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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Performance Appraisals Training course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Performance Appraisals Training course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Performance Appraisals Training course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy the CPD Certification Service, the UK’s leading organisation for Continuous Professional Development. This prestigious acknowledgement shows our dedication to quality in all of our courses and ensures you can be confident in the knowledge that your training is being conducted to leading industry standards.

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Performance Appraisals Training Course
Performance Appraisals Training
£20 + VAT