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This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development's QCF Assessment Principles.
Learning outcomes 2, 3 and 4 must be assessed in the work setting.
Understand principles of professional development
Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice
Analyse potential barriers to professional development
Compare the use of different sources and systems of support for professional development
Explain factors to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date
Be able to prioritise goals and targets for own professional development
Evaluate own knowledge and performance
against standards and benchmarks
Prioritise development goals and targets to meet expected standards
Be able to prepare a professional development plan
Select learning opportunities to meet development objectives and reflect personal learning style
Produce a plan for own professional development, using an appropriate source of support
Establish a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan
Be able to improve performance through reflective practice
Compare models of reflective practice
Explain the importance of reflective practice to improve performance
Use reflective practice and feedback from others to improve performance
Evaluate how practice has been improved through:
• reflection on best practice
• reflection on failures and mistakes