Unit 44 CPD Essay

711 Words Apr 23rd, 2015 3 Pages
Nicole Taylor
Unit 44 – Understanding the role of continuing learning and development

P5 – explain how continuing development of staff influences practices and setting
M3 – Assess how continuing development of staff can enhance the care of patients/ service users
D2 – Evaluate how own effectiveness as a carer has developed as a result of workplace experiences

Continuous Professional Development – It refers to the tracing and documenting of the skills, knowledge and experience which an individual gains formally and informally as you work beyond any initial training. It is a record of what an individual may experience, learn and apply. CPD is generally used as a physical folder or portfolio which documents your development as a
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It also gives the updated procedures and policies in which the setting should follow in order to promote the best possible working practices within the organisation. For example, the ‘Whistle blowing policiy’ this policy may be updated and then have more duties may be addd to the list and so thereforefore CPD allows workers and organisations to update their knowlwdege and make sure that they are uswing the updated practices. Continuing Professional Development can help a professional keep your skills up to date and prepare you for greater responsibilities. It can boost your confidence, strengthen your professional credibility and help you become more creative in tackling new challenges.
During my work placement at Little Frogs Pre school, the organisation followed various policies and procedures which were specific to promoting and identifying gaps in improvement. An example of a policy which they followed was the ‘Child collection policy’ which is A child departing from the centre must be given into the care of a parent or guardian. If a parent or guardian is not available, it must be established that a person is authorised in writing by a guardian to collect the child from the centre. A child will not be released to a person 16 years or younger from the centre. http://www.occasionalchildcare.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18:collection-of-children-policy&catid=6:centre-policies&Itemid=25 This is the procedure. It is put in

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