What are KSB’s?

KSB’s are Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours

Knowledge is the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

Skills are the proficiencies developed through training or experience. Skills are usually something that has been learned.

Behaviours / Abilities are the qualities of being able to do something.

Why are KSBs important?

KSBs are important to measure an individual’s learner journey. By using an initial Skills Scan at the beginning of training, the tutor can create an individual learning plan bespoke to the learning needs of the individual.

By referring to KSB’s throughout the learning journey and at the end of the course, the individual, the employer, and the tutor can measure the knowledge, skills, and behaviours developed through the course.

Developing KSBs

During your learning journey, you will naturally enhance your KSBs, your tutor will help you to reflect how completion of a task will not only complete the task in hand but will also develop your KSBs. For example:

Task: Design an online poster with a colleague.

On completion of this task, not only will you have an online poster to use on your site, but you will also have demonstrated and developed the following KSBs

  • Research, selection, and evaluation
  • Collaboration
  • Planning and organisation
  • External environmental factors
  • Understanding stakeholders
  • Decision making
  • Use of digital technology
  • Project management

As you progress through your course, your increased KSBs will open your career pathway options as well as your Personal Development, Behaviours and Wellbeing.

 Examples of KSBs

The list of KSBs is vast, some may be role-specific, some may be transferable across all roles. Here are examples of some KSBs. See which of these you feel are relevant to your role and what KSBs you could add to this list.

KNOWLEDGE                   SKILLS                         BEHAVIOURS       
  •  Curriculum
  •  External Environmental Factors
  •  Keeping children safe in education
  •  Policies
  •  Processes
  •  Relevant regulation
  •  Stakeholders
  •  Technology
  •  Understand how pupils learn and develop
  •  Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Accurate Assessment
  •  Communication
  •  Decision making
  •  Developing strategies to support
  • Interpersonal skills
  •  Motivating others
  •  Planning and organisation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project management
  • Record and document production
  • Team Work
  • Adaptability
  • Adding value to education
  • Building relationships/embracing change
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professionalism
  • Promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Responsibility
  • Team working, collaboration and engagement



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