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Benefiting from an Appraisal

This introduction BSMSA  course on Benefiting from Appraisals is for absolute beginners to the subject and is suitable for anyone working or wishing to work within the health sector.

Learning incorporates a number of self-assessment opportunities and a final assessment, enabling the student to print off a certificate detailing the percentage scored.

The course contains one module covering the basics to give a solid understanding of appraisals, and the benefits and skills to deliver them.

Course Content: 

  • The essentials who/why/when/where/how
  • The purpose of appraisals
  • The consequences of getting it right and wrong
  • Preparation (personal and practical)
  • Questioning techniques
  • Appropriate criticism and praise
  • Dealing with the difficult issues
  • Getting the most out of your appraisal
  • Following up

The minimum requirements are a good standard of English and the ability to commit to 2 hours of self-study per week. The course takes 8-10 hours to complete with access being available for 3 months.
The cost is £55.00. Payment can be made online, direct bank transfer or by cheque. If you wish to pay via bank transfer or cheque please email for an enrolment form. If you wish to purchase this course now online please add this to your basket below. All card payments are made using the paypal payment system. You do not need a paypal account for this, but you will be redirected to the paypal website. No card details are held or stored on the BSMSA website or by the BSMSA. If your fee is being paid for by a Trust or similar, payment, or a purchase order guaranteeing payment, must be sent to the BSMSA office at the time of enrolment. An invoice may be requested in advance.

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Benefiting from an Appraisal
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