Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.



Professional Development in Adult Care  


Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence


Understand principles of professional development in adult care


Discuss the importance of continually improving:

·         own knowledge and practice

·         team knowledge and practice.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay


All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system


Professional Discussion


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal


Showcasing your skills:


Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal



Analyse mechanisms and resources that support learning and development in adult care.


Explain potential barriers and constraints in relation to professional development in adult care settings.


Discuss different sources and systems of support for professional development.


Explore models of reflection and the importance of reflective practice in improving performance.

The exploration must include:

•          a summary of three (3) reflective models, e.g. Honey and Mumford (1986), Davys and Beddoe (2010), Jasper (2006), Schon (1983), Kolb (1984) or Gibbs (1988)

•          principles, benefits and limits of the reflective models in relation to improving practice and performance.


Explain the importance of literacy, numeracy and digital skills in adult care.


Analyse factors to consider when selecting and commissioning activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date.