Unit 502

Unit 502
Promote professional development (SHC52)

Workplace:Innova House |

Student name:Shirley Dellar |

Date:25.02.2015 |

Unit 502 Promote professional development (SHC52)

Outcome 1:

Understand principles of professional development

Outcome 2:

Be able to prioritise goals and targets for own professional development


Be able to prepare a professional development plan

Outcome 4:

Be able to improve performance through reflective practice

Learning outcomes 2, 3 and 4 must be assessed in the work setting

Outcome 1 (Knowledge)

1.1 Provide an explanation of the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice

As a senior team leader, I have a responsibility to engage in continuous professional development. This means taking action to keep my skills and knowledge up to date and seeking to improve my capabilities across the range of tasks I carry out daily.
Continually improving my knowledge is essential to my role and ensures that I have the skills and knowledge needed to create the best provision for the service users in my home. I need to be aware of the most up to date legislations and guidelines, including the CQC requirements and the welfare requirements.
As a senior team leader it is even more vital that I am aware and up to date with the above, as part of my role is to guide, support and influence other staff to do well in their own roles. My own professional develop does not only impact on me but on other staff, the company and people who use the service.
Reflective practice is a huge part of professional development and I need to be skillful in this to really benefit from it; criticising your own practice isn’t always easy but if you take a step back and look at it from different points of view it can really benefit how you recognise and utilise your skills.
To improve my own knowledge is very important to me and I really enjoy learning...