Having goals or aims are important as they help you to decide what is important to you. Having goals to aim at will motivate you and reaching a goal will give you a sense of achievement.
Goals can come from any area of your life – e.g. career, family, recreation, health, community involvement.
As your circumstances change over time, your goals may need to be reviewed and adjusted. As you achieve one goal, you may replace it with a new one. Other goals may lose their attraction and should be dropped or altered.
As a major part of your PLP, you have the opportunity to set yourself a course related goal you would like to achieve whilst attending Forth Valley College.
For example, think about where you would like to be at the end of the course or beyond (e.g. What job are you aiming to do when you leave college or what are you aiming to achieve at college?).
Your goal should be SMART –
Specific Be clear about what you are aiming to achieve
Measurable Be able to work out whether or not you’ve achieved it
Achievable Set a target that’s possible for you to reach
Realistic Don’t expect too much change too soon
Time-bound Set a time limit.
Some of the information you have already considered such as Strengths and Development Areas, Core Skills Profiles, Your Expectations About College and Evaluation of Qualities and Skills will help you to identify goals.