There are many methods that can enable valuable reflection and feedback as part of individual development. However, these activities may also be undertaken poorly and may even be counterproductive to the learning process. This guide focuses on practical information for trainees and trainers on how trainee self-reflection, feedback from the trainer and trainer self-reflection can improve the performance and value of formative Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs).

Key points from the Improving Assessment: Further Guidance and Recommendations report are highlighted throughout this guidance where relevant. Additional references that may be of use can be found in that report.