Course Profile

Course Profile: Appraisal for Appraisees (Half-1 Day)
Organisation employ varying methods of Appraisal to assess and support the performance of staff members, managers and thereby the organisation as a whole. The success of Appraisal depends to a large degree on a common understanding of the particular system in use, the interpersonal skills of the Appraiser and the assertiveness of the Appraisee. Where the system falls down, the fault can normally be found in one or more of those areas. Where Appraisal systems succeed, the organisation is, in general, one which fosters an atmosphere of belief in individual and organisational growth, trust in staff members to assess their own level of performance and identify their own areas for further development.
This course looks at the theory of staff Appraisal and aims to help the Appraisee understand how to make the best use of the Appraisal meeting and process. The course is informed by the Norman Mark Accredited Advanced Diploma in Supervision and ACAS guidelines.
The course supports the Social Care Commitment and is set in the context of The Care Act 2014 (promoting health and wellbeing).
The course provides some knowledge for
Care Certificate: 1, 2, 3
QCF: HSC025. SHC022
NHS KSF: Core 2.1, Core 5.

The course is designed for senior staff and Managers who have the responsibility for leading Supervision and Appraisal to more junior staff.
The course will help organisations meet the CQC fundamental standards.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • What is meant by Appraisal
  • The benefits of Appraisal for all involved and indirectly for Service Users
  • How Appraisal links with Supervision and less formal support
  • Roles, rights & responsibilities of the Appraiser and the Appraisee
  • What is meant by ‘Competence’ and measuring ‘Competence’
  • How to prepare for the Appraisal
  • What each party should expect of the meeting
  • What happens during the meeting
  • How to use the organisation’s Appraisal document
  • Different rating systems
  • Different types of Appraisal
  • How to give feedback assertively
  • What happens after the event
  • What the Appraisee should do if unhappy with the Appraisal
Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentation, Demonstrations, Role play, Practice examples, PowerPoint, Handouts, Chalk and Talk, Small and larger Group Work, Feedback