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Identify sources of support for planning and reviewing own development

Qualification:Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Personal Development in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 4. Be able to agree a personal development plan
Assessment criteria: 4.1 Identify sources of support for planning and reviewing own development

As a health and social care worker, you will need to take responsibility for your professional development to ensure that you are up-to-date with current legislation and best practice. However, planning and reviewing your own development should not be a lone task and you will often need the support of others. In fact, your Personal Development Plan (PDP) should be developed and reviewed in collaboration with your manager.

Examples of sources for support could include:

  • Your manager
  • Your co-workers
  • Your tutor or training provider
  • Your mentor (if you have one)
  • Your own research
  • Feedback from others

You should make a list of your own sources of support in relation to personal development that you can refer to if you require help or guidance.