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Effective Performance Appraisals

The Effective Performance Appraisals training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Our Effective Performance Appraisals course is the perfect short course for anyone who is tasked with carrying out performance reviews or appraisals in the workplace.  With this course you will quickly learn how to create and carry out a successful and beneficial performance appraisal for employees, from preparation and conduction, right through to competently carrying out the correct procedures in the follow up process.

Course Duration: 10 Hours

CPD Points: 10


Lesson One: You will start by learning how to generally manage performance as an on-going process, and how crucial this is to the success of the performance appraisal.

Lesson Two: You will look at how to prepare and plan for a performance appraisal and you will also gain insight in to how to set and review goals and standards that are required. With this you will also learn how to manage expectations.

Lesson Three: Throughout lesson 3 you will learn how to conduct an appraisal. This will involve you gaining an insight in to the discussions which may take place, when to talk and when to listen, what questions to ask and how to ask them, how to give criticism in a constructive way and discuss and plan future development.

Lesson Four: Following up the appraisal is a very important stage in the process, and lesson four explores how to manage this part of the process. You’ll learn how to produce written records for filing which recap on the performance appraisal and any expectations moving forward.

Lesson Five: A recap on the key points covered.

This course is designed for managers, team leaders or anyone else that is in a position where they need to carry out performance reviews or appraisals.

The aim of this course is to equip you with the right skills to organise and prepare performance appraisals and also enable you to conduct a well planned appraisal where you constructively evaluate and discuss the work of an employee.  The course will also provide a great insight in to the follow up procedures after the appraisal and how to effectively manage and oversee this part of the process.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:


A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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