Unit 2: Promote Professional Development

Unit 2: Promote Professional Development Edexcel Level 5 Diploma for the Learning Development and Support Services Workforce (QCF)
Unit code: SHC 52 Unit reference number: L/602/2578 QCF level: 4

1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice 1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development 1.3 Compare the use of different sources and systems of support for professional development 1.4 Explain factors to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date 2.1 Evaluate own knowledge and performance against standards and benchmarks 2.2 Prioritise development goals and targets to meet expected standards 3.1 Select learning opportunities to meet development objectives and reflect personal learning style 3.2 Produce a plan for own professional development, using an appropriate source of support 3.3 Establish a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan 4.1 Compare models of reflective practice 4.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice to improve performance 4.3 Use reflective practice and feedback from others to improve performance

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4.4 Evaluate how practice has been improved through: – reflection on best practice – reflection on failures and mistakes

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1) Understand principles of professional development. 1.1) As a professional I have a responsibility to engage in continuous professional development. This means that I need to take actions to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. It is Important to improve my capabilities with the range of tasks that I carry out daily as it will create the best provision for the children in my setting and help me to continue on improving my knowledge. As a manager and staff member it is vital that I am aware and up to date with the Legislation, EYFS and welfare requirements and that I implement them into my setting. My role is to guide, support and influence my staff to do well in their roles, I...