Course Profile

Course Profile: Person Centred Planning (1 Day)
Person Centred Planning (PCP) is largely misunderstood. The term is often confused with Rogerian Counseling principles and application reveals that the approach is being misused by many as a technique to camouflage service centred support. This course aims to ensure that staff gain clarity about the PCP approach and planning methods and how these can be applied in an ethical and authentic way. Learners will explore a variety of PCP methods and tools.
The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards. It links with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013)
The course provides some knowledge for
Ofqual level 2
Care certificate: 5, 6, 7, 9
QCF: HSC 026
The course is designed for support and care workers. The course would also be suitable for others involved, e.g. family members, advocates, volunteers

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • What is meant by a Person Centred Approach (PCA) and Person Centred Planning (PCP)
  • Terminology and abbreviations used
  • The key characteristics of PCP- the shift from traditional approaches
  • What is meant by 'Circles of Support' and who should be involved
  • Some ethical tensions arising from Circles of Support
  • How inappropriate inclusion could counter the PCP principles
  • Making Action Plans (MAPS), moving away from nightmares to dreams using a pictorial map
  • PATHS and other tools
  • Putting PCPs into practice:
           Initial work, Information gathering, Plan formulating, Keeping the plan relevant & alive,
           Review and updates (Helen Sanderson approach )
  • Barriers to be overcome for successful implementation
  • How PCP should be the foundation of the service and all else be built on this
  • Listening & Questioning Skills (exploring total communication & active listening skills)
  • Adaptation for supporting people with profound disabilities
  • How PCP can be misused and be abusive
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Role-play, Trust exercises, Word-storming, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, Handouts