Course Profile

Course Profile: Care Planning (Half Day)
This introductory* course aims to provide the knowledge and awareness of skills required to enable them to construct effective, progressive and systematic Support/Care Plans. The course focuses on the five stage model and each stage is explored in terms of Good Practice, essential skills for workers, potential challenges and Person Centred work. Learners are encouraged to consider the perspective of people receiving services.
The course is informed by the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers, is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF: HWB1.1; HWB2.1
Care Certificate: Standards 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10.2, 13.2
QCF: HSC026; 2031; 3020; SHC024; LD202; DEM 202; 204
The course is designed for staff working in a range of settings.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • What a Care Plan is and what Care Planning is
  • Why Care Plans are necessary (To include reference to National Standards)
  • How Care Planning can lead to a better quality of life for the service user & more rewarding work
  • What is meant by the 5 stage model and what the components are
  • The advantages and disadvantages of Care Planning  and overcoming the disadvantages
  • How Care Plans could be experienced as being oppressive by service users-staff domination
  • The safety measures that can protect service users from undermining and inappropriate Care Plans. To include: Supervision, Team input, Organisational policies, Advocacy etc.
  • The need to integrate Social Care values into the process
  • What is meant by Assessment & the different ways that we can make an Assessment
  • What the skills are that a worker needs to make an effective Assessment & 1-1 interactions
  • How to integrate positive risk taking
  • How to maximise service user input and control-a Person Centred approach
  • What is meant by ‘Goal setting’ and the SMARTER goal model
  • How to plan effectively and common problems that tend to emerge e.g. Team resistance
  • Good practice when Implementing a Plan incl. Team work and collaboration with others
  • The different ways we evaluate the Care Plan
  • Getting away from success and failure – the fluidity of the 5 stage model

Training methods utilised include: Ideas shower, small and larger Group Work, Feedback, Tutor Presentations, PowerPoint, Chalk & Talk, Handouts, Practice Work, Practice studies.

* The depth of learning may be limited by the time constraints of this half day course.