Personal Development in Care Training


Covering Standard 2 of the Care Certificate, this online training course provides learners with an understanding of the importance of setting goals in order to develop their skills in a care setting.

The 20-minute CPD Accredited course aims to provide a clear understanding of different learning styles, the importance of a personal development plan, and the importance of setting clear, measurable and achievable goals.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • How to set objectives, targets and goals in your role.
  • How to develop a personal development plan (PDP).
  • Different styles of learning and which is most helpful to you.

Course Contents

This course consists of two sections:

Section 1: personal development plan

Section 1 focuses on goal orientation and planning. By directing you to identify gaps in your knowledge and skill set, this part of the course leads you through the process of creating an achievable personal development plan (PDP) based on your learning requirements and career goals.

Section 2: learning and development

Section 2 outlines different styles of learning to help you identify which methods work best for you, as well as how to incorporate self-learning into your PDP. Here, we will demonstrate the most effective ways to advance your professional knowledge, allowing you to take control of your own personal development.

About the Course


A personal development plan (PDP) is an effective way to set and track goals for both employers and employees. By understanding skills and knowledge that can be improved, how long this will take to achieve, and any resources that are required, carers can easily manage personal development alongside their daily duties.

Standard 2 of the care certificate states carers must: 

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

This course guides carers through the process of creating a PDP based on their own goals and learning needs. It then provides information on different styles of learning, to aid personal understanding and demonstrate possible methods of achieving PDP goals.

This course works alongside the 14 other awareness courses that make up the care certificate standards. 

Offering practice-based information and advice, this course acts as a precursor to the practical training required to obtain the care certificate. 

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 20 minutes to complete.


All courses translated into over 30 languages.