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Complete the Task/Project for this unit. The task covers criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4. You must include references and a bibliography with your work. Please see the information on this that I have emailed you. You need to explain why it is important to continually improve your knowledge and practice. Analyze the potential barriers that may prevent people from taking part in professional development. There are different sources and systems of support for professional development. You need to choose at least three and compare them. What are the similarities and differences between them? Explain the factors that you need to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping your knowledge and practice to date.
For these criteria 2.1 and 2.2: first you need to identify the standards and benchmarks that apply to your work role. (These standards and benchmarks include any regulations, requirements, and legislation that you must meet in your work role and sector). Then you need to evaluate your knowledge and performance against these standards and benchmarks. What do you do well and think that you are knowledgeable about? What areas do you think you need to know more about and improve your practice in. Following your evaluation, identify development goals and targets to help you to meet and improve your practice towards the expected standards.
For these criteria 3.1, 3.2, 3.3: based on your findings for criteria SHC52: 2.1 and 2.2, you need to produce a professional development plan for yourself for the next six months. The plan should give details of learning opportunities that will help you to meet the development goals and targets that you identified and reflect your learning style. What process will you use to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan? How will you know if you have met your goals and targets? When completed, the assessor should e-mail this form to the learner and upload it to Laser