Measuring your own knowledge, skills and understanding against relevant standards is vital for establishing how well your own work compares to best practice and to identify any gaps in your training that you can develop.
The most obvious standard for which you can compare your own knowledge and performance against is the Care Certificate. As you work through each standard, you will be able to judge which areas you understand thoroughly and the areas that may need some work. As you advance in your role, you may consider taking more advanced qualifications such as your Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management. All of these qualifications will help you to recognise your own strengths and weaknesses.
The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers sets out the expectations of health and social care workers. By comparing your own practice to this set of criteria you will be able to measure the level of your own knowledge, skills and understanding.