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Using Appraisals to Enhance Performance


The performance appraisal is a powerful tool for reviewing, retraining, motivating and developing employees – when used correctly. It forms part of the work structure as much as anything else but the temptation to ‘put it off’ can be enormous and when under pressure to perform immediately it can seem so easy to simply not do it!

The effectiveness of appraisals is determined by an appropriate place for the appraisal, a structured interview, communication skills, performance discussion and action planning.

The course will explore with delegates how performance management fits within the overall management process; identify the powerful benefits of effective performance management; establish how to prepare for a performance review interview; review performance; and develop a personal action plan.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Define the purpose and scope of the appraisal
  • Discuss the benefits of a good appraisal system
  • Prepare effectively for the appraisal interview
  • Create a comfortable and ‘safe’ review environment to facilitate open discussion
  • Give criticism and feedback in a constructive and helpful manner
  • Recognise the need for action planning


Managers, team leaders and supervisors who conduct formal performance appraisal reviews with staff.

Must be employed in management or team leader post.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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