This page is designed to answer the following questions:
- 5.1 Use data and information to plan and review own development (Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings)
NOTE: Although this page has been marked as complete, it has not yet been peer-reviewed or quality-assured, therefore it should be considered a ‘first draft‘ and any information should be fact-checked independently.
To effectively plan and review your own professional development, you will need access to information and data. This could come from many sources, including:
- Feedback (from your manager, co-workers, service users etc.)
- Records and reports
- Training courses and certificates
To plan your own professional development, you will be required to discuss your learning needs with your manager during your supervision and appraisal and create your own Personal Development Plan (PDP). This will be used to document your development goals and any actions you need to take to achieve them, along with realistic timescales.
Progress towards your goals should be regularly reviewed to ensure that you are on track and to assess if any changes need to be made. Therefore, you will use the information on your PDP during the reviewing stage.