Understand Principles of Professional Development

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©HSC DIPLOMA HELP 2012

Unit 502: Promote Professional Development Unit code: SHC 52
Unit summary
The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills required to promote the professional duty to maintain the currency of knowledge and skills and the need to continually reflect on and improve practice.

1. Understand principles of professional development
1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice An important principle of CPD is that it includes much more than going on courses. All organisations need to develop a learning culture with work based learning at the heart of this. Continual professional development is a process of life-long learning that meets the needs
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The principles of professional development are based on motivation and reaching goals and on maintaining high standards and effective care for the service users. Best practice

©HSC DIPLOMA HELP 2012 can be promoted through training, personal and professional development, reflective practice, supervision and support. An example of developing your professional practice: Your role and responsibility is to keep the Health and safety policies and procedures in your workplace, up to date. You would be able to do this by visiting the HSE website and researching and also by reading their publications. Any sources of knowledge should be appropriate and reputable and from recognised sources, to ensure correct information is learned

Be able to prioritise goals and targets for own professional development
2.1 Evaluate own knowledge and performance against standards and benchmarks The expected standards and benchmarks include: the Essential Standards for quality and safety which states you can expect to be cared for by qualified staff:
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Your health and welfare needs are met by staff who are properly qualified. You will be looked after by staff who are well managed and have the chance to develop and improve their skills.

National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values. National Occupational Standards are valuable tools to be used as benchmarks for

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