Personal Development in Care Settings

This mandatory unit for the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care covers promoting personal development in care settings.


It covers reflecting on own practice as well as using learning opportunities to develop your practice.

There are five learning outcomes consisting of several assessment criteria:

  1. Understand what is required for competence in own work role
    1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role
    2. Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards
    3. Describe how to work effectively with others
  2. Be able to reflect on practice
    1. Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided
    2. Reflect on practice to improve the quality of the service provided
    3. Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice
  3. Be able to evaluate own performance
    1. Evaluate own knowledge, performance and understanding against relevant standards
    2. Use feedback to evaluate own performance and inform development
  4. Be able to agree a personal development plan
    1. Identify sources of support for planning and reviewing own development
    2. Work with others to review and prioritise own learning needs, professional interests and development opportunities
    3. Work with others to agree own personal development plan
  5. Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development
    1. Evaluate how learning activities have affected practice
    2. Explain how reflective practice has led to improved ways of working
    3. Explain why continuing professional development is important
    4. Record progress in relation to personal development
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