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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Personal Development Plan
  2. 2 Learning and Development
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A screenshot from section 1 of Personal Development Plan Training

The only way that we can start moving towards our goals is if we know which direction we’re heading in and how far we have to go. So, your first step is to create a plan of action, known as a Personal Development Plan, or PDP. This section will help you understand how to identify gaps in your knowledge, skills, and experience; create your goals and decide how long you will spend on them; and will allow you, and your employer, to track your progress over time.

A screenshot from section 2 of Personal Development Plan Training

In this section, we want to help you help yourself. Self-learning is a vital tool for personal development but knowing how to do it effectively isn’t always obvious. So, we’re going to look at different styles of learning, helping you find one which works best for you.

About this course

Personal development is a professional process that begins at work with the clarification of your objectives and targets and is accomplished by achieving goals that you have set yourself in order to make the most of your potential.

Standard 2 of the Care Certificate states carers must: 

  • Agree on a personal development plan with their employer 
  • Develop their knowledge, skills and understanding

The easiest way to keep track of the development of an employee is through a Personal Development Plan (PDP) - an action plan that helps you organise, identify learning & development needs to help you accomplish day-to-day tasks more efficiently, and then tracks the progress.

Most PDPs cover a 12 month period - so it is best practice to assess your goals annually.

This course works alongside our 14 other awareness courses that make up the Care Certificate Standards

You can access our free worksheet that has been designed to accompany our online Personal Development in Care Training course. In each section, there is a box for you to
tick when you have watched the relevant slide in our course. You can also take notes that will help you during your practical assessment at work.

This course equips learners with the knowledge that's required to be put into practice in the workplace, whereby they can do the 'practical' part of their training, followed by having the Care Certificate supplied to them by their management as they meet the required standards. These courses provide part of training but practical training is still required to obtain the care certificate.

Charlotte Morgan, a presenter of Personal Development in Care Training

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Charlotte Morgan

The importance of Personal Development in Care Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Personal Development in Care certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Personal Development in Care Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Personal Development in Care Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Personal Development in Care Training Certificate

55 real user reviews

4.9 out of 5
I know l have miss some few words .

Thank you, for given me opportunity to learning PDP l was Amazing to gave yourself time to learning something difference.


Enjoyed it am now even better in care than I waa before this course was really nicely presented

Help me think about Development in Care

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


This course introduced one to continue developing his or her skills in the care industry.

very informative

In personal development in care most of the topic were new to me and all were very informative .I learn about personal development plan. I didn't have any knowledge about core skill, care certificate so learn about different types of core skill and care certificate. it help me to improve myself ,help to plan my own development in PDP and how to set SMART objectives and break them down into achievable tasks, what blended learning means. the important of good quality and giving constructive feedback.


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


I enjoyed this training module, it will come handy in my operations

First hi wanted to say give thanks for

This opportunity to improve my knowledge thanks

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Personal Development in Care is Standard 2 of the 15 standards that are in the Care Certificate. Those who have job roles in the health and social care sector are shown what is expected of them in the Care Certificate which is an agreed set of standards that employees need to pass. It forms part of an induction programme that should be covered if you are 'new to care'. 

The Care Certificate was developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. 

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