Unit name: Personal Development in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 4. Be able to agree a personal development plan
Assessment criteria: 4.2 Work with others to review and prioritise own learning needs, professional interests and development opportunities
As discussed in the previous section, there will be times when you need to obtain the support of others in relation to your professional development.
You should be able to demonstrate that you can work with others to review and prioritise your own learning needs, professional interests and development opportunities.
- Learning needs refers to any knowledge, skills and understanding you are required to gain to fulfil your job role competently and confidently
- Professional interests are aspects related to your work that you find fascinating and would like to learn more about
- Development opportunities refer to any experiences that give you the chance to develop as a person
It is important to balance each of these with what your employer requires from you, which is why it is important to have these discussions with your manager. For example, you may want to learn more about a particular medical condition but your employer may need to ensure that you are trained in the administration of a particular medication first.