Work with others to agree own personal development plan

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 4.1: Engage in professional development
Learning outcome: Be able to use reflective practice to contribute to own professional development
Assessment criteria: Work with others to agree own personal development plan

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A Personal Development Plan (PDP) records your learning needs and goals and how you aim to achieve them.

It usually consists of a table that displays a particular area for development, how you plan to improve in this area and a timeframe within which you plan to achieve it.

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For example, you may have identified a need to learn more about the different cultures of the children in your setting. Your plan to achieve this could include talking to children and parents/carers, attending a diversity workshop and conducting your own research. And you may have set a timeframe of two months to achieve this.

A PDP is a working document and should be updated regularly to add new development goals and track and record your progress.

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Primarily, you will work with your supervisor to identify your areas for professional development and agree on your action plan. This often takes place as part of the supervision process.

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