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Professional Development, Supervision & Performance Management

The unit ‘Professional Development, Supervision & Performance Management’ explores the skills and knowledge needed to promote and implement the personal development of self and others. It also looks at related topics including self-reflection, supervision and performance management.

There are 64learning outcomes, and a total of 23 assessment criteria.

  • 1. Understand principles of professional development in adult care settings
    • 1.1 Importance of continuously improving own knowledge and practice and that of the team
    • 1.2 Importance of reflective practice in improving performance and the use of models to support the reflective practitioner
    • 1.3 Mechanisms and resources that support learning and development in adult care settings
    • 1.4 Technology used in supporting learning activities
    • 1.5 Potential barriers and constraints in relation to professional development in adult care
    • 1.6 Factors to consider when selecting and commissioning activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date
  • 2. Understand the purpose of supervision in adult care
    • 2.1 Principles and scope of professional supervision
    • 2.2 Theories and models of professional supervision and developing policies
    • 2.3 Ways in which legislation, codes of practice and agreed ways of working inform supervision
    • 2.4 Impacts of research findings, critical reviews and enquiries and how these can be used within professional supervision
    • 2.5 Uses of professional supervision in performance management
    • 2.6 Factors which can result in a power imbalance in professional supervision and how to address them
  • 3. Provide professional supervision
    • 3.1 Establish agreement with the supervisee on key areas
    • 3.2 Support supervisees to reflect on their practice using the range of information available and their own insights
    • 3.3 Provide constructive feedback that can be used to improve practice
    • 3.4 Support supervisee to identify their own development needs
    • 3.5 Review and revise targets to meet objectives of work settings and individual objectives of supervisees
    • 3.6 Support supervisees to explore different methods of addressing challenging situations in their work
    • 3.7 Record agreed supervision decisions
    • 3.8 Adapt personal approaches to professional supervision in light of feedback from supervisees and others
  • 4. Understand how to manage individual’s performance in adult care settings.
    • 4.1 Procedures which address performance management and related issues
    • 4.2 Meeting current legislative and regulatory requirements
    • 4.3 Possible outcomes in disciplinary cases