Explain ‘professional development’

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 4.1: Engage in professional development
Learning outcome: 1. Understand professional development
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Explain ‘professional development’

  • Professional development is the process of continual learning and development in your practice
  • It is needed because practice can change for several reasons (e.g. changes in legislation and policy, new research, social factors etc.)
  • Professional development ensures that we continue to adhere to the latest legislation and best practice
  • Professional development also improves the quality and standard of our practice
  • In addition, professional development can keep our minds stimulated and help us to saty interested and motivated in our work

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