Unit 302 Nvq 3

L3 HSC Technical Certificate unit worksheet
Unit 302 - Principles of personal development in adult social care settings

The numbers in the bracket after each question relate to the assessment criteria in the standards

1. Explain what reflective practice is (1.1.1)
Reflective practice involves being able to think about an event after it happened, critically evaluate your actions and make adjustments if necessary. It’s not about thinking you can’t do something right but thinking about how you could do it differently and improved your knowledge.

2. Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided (1.1.2)
Reflective practice is imperative in order to ensure that high standards are kept continuously as circumstances, people and environments change. In order to reflect one must continuously be aware of approaches used and how they can be changed or developed to improve. Continually improving and adapting approaches benefits both people and practitioners, ensuring that each individual persons needs are catered for. Reflective practice involves evolving in a person centred approach. The carer benefits as his/her skills grow and develop, enabling the highest standards of care and provision. It also promotes a better level of understanding and acceptance of those different from us, taking on board the opinions, cultures and attitudes of others to ensure a diverse and positively productive daily experience that enables higher levels of understanding from all.

3. Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care (1.1.3)
Standards inform reflective practice because they impact on how I work in a day today setting. I have to be fully aware of them and understand the impactions of not working towards them. Reflecting on standards also gives me the opportunity to update myself on any new standards.

4. Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working...