Self-Development Skills


Ready for a new you? There has never been a better time to refocus and re-define your future.  Embark on your journey of self-discovery. Understand your motivators, improve your strengths and positivity. Empower yourself and devise your own development plan to change direction and achieve your true potential!  

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Ready for a New You?

Self-development skills are the skills you need to identify, set and achieve your own unique life goals and aims. Goals that could lead to a number of things, like feeling more confident and happy in yourself. Aims like getting healthier, or improving your employability and productivity. Whatever they are, they should hold the key to a happier, balanced and more fulfilled life. Here, you will learn how to combine these skills and create a plan to help you to make the right choices for your future.

What self-development skills will I learn?

Along this journey, packed with videos, quizzes and self-analysis activities, you will begin with your own personal identity, beliefs, values. Digging down into the relationship between self-esteem, confidence and personal identity. Moving on to understanding assertiveness, how to be assertive, improve confidence and self-esteem.

Next, you will look at the importance of good communication skills and barriers to communication, and the incredible process of decision-making!

Following on, discovering more about your personal motivation & self-development will be key. This will be where you will uncover your own levels of personal motivation and what motivates you. You’ll study the key concepts in self-development and techniques for improving your self-development through positive self-talk.

Finally, you be identifying your own strengths, qualities, skills and abilities. You will set your very own personal objectives and action plan for self-improvement.

Self-Development should not stop just because you have left school, college or uni, but should be something that you constantly invest in as life changes. Circumstances change and you will need to hone your self-development skills if you want to develop to your full potential. Improving your Self-development skills will be really helpful when it comes to planning for the future. Some people will be able to follow a structured approach alone, while others will need help. This journey will provide a structure that you can use to help support yourself and others.

Other courses you might be interested in might include: Developing Coaching Skills where you could apply what you have learned to others. Another option might be Life Coaching Skills and this could be the start of a new career!

Course Aim


This will take you on a journey of self-discovery and help you to objectively reflect on your own identity and self, equipping you with knowledge of strategies that you can use and adapt to help develop your levels of self-esteem, positivity, confidence and direction.

This journey is for anyone who is ready to evolve and flourish in their personal or professional lives. This is for individuals who want to elevate their own self-awareness and is an excellent opportunity for use within teams and organisations as part of an improvement programme.

As you progress through this course, you will create your very own unique individual development plan, based on YOUR strengths by tackling weaknesses and negative self-talk to help you plan and achieve your life goals to become the best you can be.



This will take you on a journey to explore yourself, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, promoting positive self-talk and developing positive and assertive thoughts and behaviours so that you can plan how to overcome your barriers and focus on developing into the person you want to be.

Completing this course also contributes to the development of your conscious business skills, providing a certificate to demonstrate your commitment to your own self-development, for your own intrinsic value or any perspective or current employer.



You can use the skills learned in this course to help yourself plan your own future, setting goals and planning how they can achieved. You could also help others plan their development as a Personal Development Coach, or, if you already work within an advisory or supportive role in the educational or care sectors you could apply the skills there to great benefit of the people you come into contact with. This will also show that you have a commitment to your own self-improvement and development to any perspective or current employer.


Developing Coaching Skills, Developing Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management and Mastering Mindfulness all compliment this course.

Course Syllabus & Content

Module 1: Exploring Own Personal Identity

  • Exploring your own personal identity
  • Beliefs, values and the relationship between self-esteem, confidence and personal identity

Module 2: Assertiveness, confidence & self esteem

  • Understanding assertiveness
  • How to be assertive
  • How to improve confidence
  • Self-esteem and how to improve it

Module 3: Communication & Decision-making skills

  • The importance of effective communication skills.
  • Barriers to communication
  • The decision-making process
  • Learning from Mistakes
  • Factors involved in the decision-making process

Module 4: Personal Motivation & Self Development

  • Personal motivation & self-development
  • Levels of personal motivation
  • Key concepts in self-development
  • Techniques for promoting self-development through self-talk

Module 5: Self Improvement & Development Planning

  • Identifying own strengths, qualities, skills and abilities
  • Setting personal objectives and action plans for self-improvement.

Additional Info

Duration for this course:
You can take up to 1 year

Number of lessons:
18 lessons within 5 modules

Study Hours:
Approximately 30 - 40 hours dependant on the level of detail you include in the activities

Level of Study:
Level 3 is set at the same difficulty as A Level

Study Method:
Online platform with videos, challenges, quizzes and activities

How is it assessed?
By the successful completion of multiple-choice questions at the end of each lesson

What are the Activities?
The Self-Analysis & Activities are designed to help you explore your own deeper self, and understand your core motivators and goals, and to help others to identify their own.

A Tides Online Certificate of Achievement.

Entry Requirements:
There are no formal requirements for entry, however, all materials and assessment are in English, therefore a good command of English is essential.


Q: How do I access the materials?
Once you have selected your dream course you can enrol online. You can either pay in full, or if you have PayPal Credit, you will have the option to use PayPal Credit for the purchase if the course is over £99. As soon as the payment is received, you will have access to the course materials online where you can take as long as you want, or need, to work through the course and the activities.

Q: How long will I have access to the materials for?
You will have access to the course materials for 12 months, however if you need longer, just contact us to arrange to extend your access.

Q: Can I do more than one course at a time?
Yes, however you will need to set up a separate enrolment plan for each course.

Q: How are the courses structured?
Lessons are grouped into modules. Each lesson within a module has links to external sites for additional information and there are tutor challenges and activities. The tutor challenges are designed to add value to the course, and you do not need to submit any work to complete the course, and the activities form part of your self-development and self-discovery. We also recommend keeping a journal to make notes and record your thoughts and progress.

Q: Do I get a certificate?
Yes! At the end of each lesson there is a set of multiple-choice questions, you need to pass at 80% before moving on to the next lesson. Once you have completed all the modules. you will be able to download and save, or print, your very own Tides Online Certificate of Achievement for your records, or to show someone else that you have completed the course.

Q: Can I get hard copies of the course materials?
We can provide the materials as an e-book for you to print off and refer to, or provide the materials in printed form, however, you will still need to do the quizzes online in order to gain your certificate. Please contact us at for pricing information.

Q: What skills do I need to join this course?
An open mind and a willingness to learn and develop yourself is all you need to benefit from our courses and start your journey to becoming the best you can be. Please note that all materials are in English.

Q: What is included in the cost of my enrolment plan?
Access to the online digital materials for the course you have chosen. Our materials are designed and developed in house by subject specialists and we supply everything you need to complete the course, including links and references to free resources to study in more detail if you want to. You will also be able to visit our blogs and articles for inspiration and motivational tips any time you want.

Q: Is there an additional or required reading list?
All the materials we supply will provide you with all the information that you need to complete your chosen course or journey, but you are directed to further sites and videos that are free to access if you want to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen topic. We will always recommend additional reading, however that is to enhance and support an advanced understanding of the subject, but that suggested reading is not a requirement - the study materials will provide all the information you need to complete the course.

Q: Do I have to take an exam?
No, successful completion of this course will be as a result of passing the end of lesson quizzes at a minimum of 80% as you progress through the course.

Q: Can I do the course if I live outside the UK?
Yes! This is an online course, so can be studied from anywhere, just remember that everything is in English.

Q: Can I speak with someone if I get stuck or want a tutorial?
Yes, you can contact us via email with any queries or to request a call for help with anything. We also offer one to one virtual coaching and mentoring sessions either by phone or Skype/Zoom. These can be booked in 15, 20- and 30-minute time slots. Contact us for pricing information.

Q: What shall I do if I still have questions?
Contact us at to book a call and we'll run through everything with you.


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