Your Essential Skills (YES) is an online guidance and skills reflection tool which invites you the student to interact with staff, create a CV, set goals, and most importantly reflect upon and record your skills and personal development.
The YES application allows you to reflect on what you have learned and express it in your own words, using the vocabulary of industry, related directly to your transferable skills and attributes. Most importantly, you are thinking more about the skills and attributes required for life, learning and work. Effectively, the application is giving you a much louder voice in the development of your own courses.
This method of logging of skills allows a progressive record of distance travelled. This benefits every learner. Allowing you the student to reflect on your own personal development it will also allow the College and lecturing staff to amend their behaviours accordingly to enable personalised progression and enhancement throughout your college experience.