Learners often asked me how to write a reflection account? My answer is that you need to know what the math is before you can write a good account. Many learners gave an account to their NVQ resident and were disappointed when they were told they needed to write it again. Let me tell you what has happened; you may have written your account without proof, so you may have been told that you did not meet many of the criteria that your evaluator is looking for. So let me tell you what the math is.
A reverse account is usually the writing of what you have done in the past. It may be yesterday, week, month, or year as long as it uses past time. You may have been dealing with a health emergency, an abusive situation, or how you used a particular tool in the past.
Your account will be a record of events that have already occurred. This should be reflected in your writing style as you have not done it to someone else.
For example: I did this and then did it. It is not acceptable for writing I would do so because this does not prove that you have done or you are doing.
If possible write about why you took the procedure
Example: When I arrived at Mr A's house I put on my gloves and a apron to ensure that I protect the user and service myself from injury …..
Maintain confidentiality by using Ms. A or R or any other alphabet instead of using their actual names or addresses.
Think of a normal day at work or during a period of time and write a story about how to implement those activities using the performance criteria modules within the NVQ as a guide. This may include:
- Help customers with toilet requirements. (HSC 218a)
- Help customers with their personal cleanliness. (HSC 218bc)
- Prepare food and drink for customers. (HSC 213abc)
- Help customers to eat and drink. (HSC 214abc)
- carrying out clinical activities. (HSC 230ab)
- Supporting others to carry out clinical activities. (HSC 361ab)
- Customer support cleaning or other local needs. (HSC 29abc)
- Customer support to be convenient (HSC 216ab)
- Provide pressure zone care. (HSC 217ab)
- Customer Support for Transition from Site to Site (HSC 223ab, HSC 360ab)
- Support for Service Users to Access and Use Services and Facilities (HSC 330abc)
- Support for Individuals with Special Communication Needs (HSC 369abc)
- How to Manage Medicines for Individuals (HSC 375ab)
This list comprehensively applies to any unit address you have chosen within your NVQ.
There are many other activities you may have participated in and which you should include in your account.
I have done very important here you will find yourself covering a good part of your mandatory units. This may include:
- How you communicated with clients and others like colleagues, relatives and other professionals.
- How you treated people as individuals and showed them respect and dignity
- How to maintain a professional relationship with different individuals. Have you dealt with any difficult conflicts, disturbances or behaviors?
- How did you work as a team?
- How you monitor and maintain health and safety during various work activities.
- What information you have passed, how it was moved, and what records you have completed.
Note: Your reflective account is expected to meet NVQ standards typically with performance standards and sometimes cover certain knowledge standards.
I think that if you use all the points you mentioned, you will be able to create a good reflection account at NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 National Level (NVQ) or Level 4 NVQ 4 by yourself.
In all our packages: NVQ 2 & NVQ 3 modules are mandatory and optional, we have fully referenced examples of reflective accounts and a guide to how to write your reflective account. You also have free access to the online support center once you have purchased any packages. If you need more help writing your reverse account or any other aspect of your NVQ, I will tell you to purchase any of our packages that are relevant to your needs. Your choice.