Learning aims and professional development

This resource helps you learn how to complete one-page profiles. It contributes to your professional development by helping you build your skills and competence.

The Skills for Care 'Capable, Confident, Skilled' 2011 workforce development strategy includes skills relating to the implementation of personalisation. Being able to complete and use one-page profiles would contribute to:

  • Recognise the value of the expertise and contributions of service users, and involve them from the outset in designing local care provision, influencing commissioning and planning their own care
  • Provide personalised social care services, in people's own homes and in residential and other settings, that respect people's dignity, choice and self-direction
  • Provide care and support with flexibility and understanding in ways that reflect the circumstances, religion, cultural background and lifestyle of the service user
  • Support self-assessment and person-centred planning with an emphasis on self-directed care, health promotion, and growing and sustaining circles of support
  • Support risk taking, and help to manage and minimise harm that may prevent people directing their own lives
  • Protect, where service users are deemed not to have the capacity themselves
  • Enable employment, education, training and other valued activities


For workers in adult social care the diplomas in health and social care at levels 2 and 3 provide evidence of occupational competence in a role. Being able to develop and use one-page profiles could allow you to collect valuable evidence towards achieving the mandatory units that relate to person-centred care. The relevant units and their learning outcomes can be found through the links below.

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care HSC 026

QCF Unit: Implement person centred approaches in health and social care

QCF unit A/601/8140

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care HSC 036

QCF Unit: Promote person centred approaches in health and social care

QCF unit Y/601/8145

If you’d like to find out more about collecting evidence discuss this with your assessor or your manager.