Qcf - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - Promote Professional Development

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SHC5.2 PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1.1 - Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. As a professional, 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 your 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 children. I need to be aware of the most up to date legislations and guidelines, including the EYFS and the welfare requirements. As a member of management it is even more vital that I am aware and up to date with the…show more content…
1.2 - Analyse potential barriers to professional development. There are a number of barriers to professional development within my role and a number of things which you need to think about when booking/planning training for your staff. I have outlined the potential barriers which I am likely to face within my role: * Lack of funding to access training * Lack of staff to cover training * Courses being cancelled by organisation * No time * No support/encouragement from your manager * General lack of appropriate training which you require * No one to acknowledge your training needs through supervisions and appraisals * No-confidence or drive to strive for better * Transport (do not drive, no bus routes etc) * Lack of childcare (or unable to afford) while attending courses * Not being able to identify your own training needs (thinks they already know everything) All the above are barriers which I am sure every childcare setting encounters when booking/planning training for staff. Not all of these are easily tackled however with a little extra thought and support from management you can find solutions or options to suit your setting or staff

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