Unit name: Personal Development in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 5. Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development
Assessment criteria: 5.3 Explain why continuing professional development is important
For care workers, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential and you should always be striving to improve your practice and provide high-quality, safe, effective care.
This is because legislation, regulation and best practice can change so you need to be up-to-date in your knowledge, skills and understanding.
CPD also drills down to the individuals that you support by providing better outcomes for them.
In addition, CPD provides you with better career opportunities and contributes towards developing confidence and competence.