Skills Tracker - Guidance for Centre Course Managers
What is the Personal Skills Tracker?
The Personal Skills Tracker is a web-based self-reflection tool. The Personal Skills tracker objectively monitors the development of confidence in five key personal skills:
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How can it help me?
The Skills Tracker can help your school assess the impact of an SLQ Sports Leaders qualification or skills development programme on a pupil's confidence in their personal skills in line with the revised Ofsted framework around personal development.
As a Centre Course Manager or Tutor, the Skills Tracker gives you a skills impact dashboard showing real time data of your learner’s confidence levels. The dashboard is filterable on both an individual and cohort/class setting.
This simple and exportable dashboard report can be used in several ways such as with your Senior Leadership Team, with learners themselves and with parents/guardians.
How do I use it?
During your course delivery tutors prompt learners to reflect on their confidence in five key personal skills.
The personal skills tracker has been designed with total flexibility in mind. Your delivery tutors could ask learners to use it at the start or end of a course, or after every session.
A total of six questions encourage learners to reflect on their skill confidence using a simple, personal sliding scale (0-100).
Learner reflections are then recorded and displayed on an impact dashboard.
How much time is it going to take?
The Skills Tracker has been designed to be simple and easy to complete. For a learner it should take no more than five minutes to log a reflection. You can view instant progress on your learners in minutes via our impact dashboard. The main time involved for you as a Centre Course Manager will be setting up tutors and inviting learners. This is quick and easy to do.
Who is the Skills Tracker for?
Skills Tracker can be used by any centre delivering one of our qualifications (initially this is limited to 200 centres). The initial account must be set up by the Centre Course Manager (CCM).
The Skills Tracker can be used with learners completing any SLQ Sports Leaders qualification. However, learners need to be over the age of 13.
Why do learners need to be aged 13 and over to use Skills Tracker?
Learners need to be aged 13 and over to use Skills Tracker. This follows GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) and the age of digital consent which is aged 13 in the UK.
How much does it cost?
Skills Tracker is free to centres actively delivering SLQ Sports Leaders qualifications.
How do I register for an account?
To sign up for an account visit your LEAP account.
Here you will be given some further information on how you can simply set up your account and get going with Skills Tracker.
Once you have set up your account you can add courses and add tutors by generating a unique code and sending this via email or message.
We are currently working on some 'how to' videos, which will guide you through the process of using Skills Tracker - these will be available via LEAP soon.
What if I am a Centre Course Manager and a Tutor?
When you first sign up as a Centre Course Manager you can tick a box on the registration page to highlight you are also a Tutor. This means you can manage individual data for the course you are delivering as well as being able to see the data for your whole centre.
How can I use this and the Learner Evidence Record?
The Skills Tracker has been created to complement the existing Learner Evidence Records used in our Sport and Dance Qualifications. The Skills Tracker can enhance Task 1.1. in the Learner Evidence Record and inform the completion of the task.
Why isn’t there a dashboard for Learners?
We made the decision to not include a dashboard for learners to see on their own as we believe this could influence their future responses. However, you can filter your dashboard by individual learner, and this can be exported as a PDF. You could therefore use this with your learners to discuss their progress throughout their course. It may also be helpful to pick up any dips in confidence and to explore why this might be the case.
How do I get Learners to complete the Skills Tracker?
You can ask Learners to reflect as many times as you want. Some Centres have chosen to do this at the start or end of their course. Some after every session. We suggest a minimum of three reflections during a course, the more reflections that are carried out the impactful your results will be.
The Skills Tracker is a simple and smart phone friendly website. Depending on your mobile phone policy you could prompt learners to log their reflections after every session. Or you could set as a home learning task. Alternatively, some centres have made school iPads or laptops available at the end of each session.
My Learners cannot add a reflection – why is this?
The Skills Tracker has been designed to only allow one reflection a day. So, check they have not already logged a reflection for that day.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulties, you can contact us on email@example.com
I have forgotten my password what do I need to do?
Password reset functionality has been added for anyone using the Skills Tracker. You can reset it from the account log in page here https://mypersonalskills.com/
How can a learner change their password?
Learners can re-set their password from the log in page. They can also then change this to something more memorable. Users have 10 attempts before getting locked out of the system, so it is better to re-set than guess! If a user does get locked out, you will need to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am having trouble with the Skills Tracker what do I do?
We are sorry to hear this. Please contact us on email@example.com and we will resolve your issue as quickly as we can.
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