Level 5 Unit 1

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CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

Unit SHC 52: Promote professional development

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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.

The learning outcomes below are to be covered to enable you to achieve the unit.

1. Understand principles of professional development.
2. Be able to prioritise goals and targets for own professional development.
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Language barriers could play a big part in a staff member understanding what they are hearing or reading. A manager should encourage this member of staff to get extra help from themselves or an early year’s advisor.

Individuals’ personal beliefs and attitudes impact significantly on the way they behave, overcoming these barriers is essential and here are a few ideas of how things can be resolved.
Talking to the key individual, this gives an insight into particular problems or situations.
Advantages include:
Ideas can be explored
Information can be obtained
Gets any problems fixed quickly
It relies heavily on the key individual
The responses may be biased
It may be difficult to find the right person to talk to

Observation is an effective way of assessing people’s behaviour in their working environment, this gives detail and analysis of current behaviours.
A disadvantage of this is that some people’s behaviour alters if they know they are being observed.

A good questionnaire can help give me a clear picture of current practice, I can then get a rapid collection of large amounts of data from lots of people it also highlights any need for change through communication from result.
Some disadvantages from this is that time is needed to develop good

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