Course Profile

Course Profile: Self Management (1-2 Days)
One of the aims of organisations is to employ workers with a professional maturity so that their task is executed in a responsible manner. Self management not only benefits the organisation and the individual worker but has a knock on effect on others, particularly people receiving health and social care services. This course aims to raise awareness of a range of issues that might lead to more effective self management. The course is informed by Motivational theory and the Code of Conduct for Healthcare support workers and Adult social care workers.
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.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF:  Core 2.1
Care certificate: 1, 2
QCF: HSC025, SHC32
MIS (2012): 1, 9.1
The course is designed for all Health & Social Care Workers at all levels and contexts.



Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • What is meant by self-management
  • The potential consequences of poor self-management
  • Potential outcomes of needing to be “heavily” managed
  • The aims & objectives of the organisation
  • Our role and responsibilities within this
  • Job descriptions and person specifications
  • Professionalism and professional behaviour-what is required?
              -Time management, deadlines etc
              -Measuring quality of work
              -Being pro-active
              -Being a contributing team member
              -Active use of Supervision etc
  • Motivational theory
  • What tends to demotivate us
  • How we can self-motivate
  • What gets in the way of effective work
  • How to develop strategies for dealing with these
  • How assertiveness and stress management helps us self-manage
  • The need to keep “healthy” so as to perform the task
  • How one can learn from others: Inviting and Receiving feedback
  • The use of negative assertion
  • Being appropriately self-critical

Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Chalk & talk, Ideas shower, Pairs, triads and small group work, Practical exercise, Handouts, Example documents