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Entry Level 3
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
30 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence

Unit Learning Outcomes


Know what is meant by person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings.

All workers should provide support that promotes person centred values

These include:-

  • Individuality
  • Choice
  • Independence
  • Rights
  • Privacy
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Partnership

A person centred approach involves treating individuals as an equal partner in planning their care. It ensures that they are listened to and can have a say in the decisions made about them. 

Examples of key information are about personal information about needs and wishes, beliefs and orientation.

Examples of person centred support can be from any relevant setting e.g. reading a person’s care plan and discussing what activities they would like to do that day. 

Or respecting a person’s wish to have time alone and not disturbing them.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    List the key values of person-centred support.

  • 1.2

    Give examples of key information needed about an individual in order to provide them with person-centred support.

  • 1.3

    Give an example of person-centred support for an individual in their day-to-day activity and state what makes this support ‘person-centred’.


Know the importance to individuals of person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings.


Each individual is different and unique, some people like to take risks and others don’t. Care workers must not allow their own personal views to influence the choices of others.

Individuality and choice must be respected.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    List the benefits to an individual of person-centred support.

  • 2.2

    State why it is important not to let your own personal views affect an individual’s choices or decisions.


Know what difficulties there may be in person centred planning and how to overcome these.

Examples could be: -

Difficulties in communicating - ensuring effective methods of communication are used.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Give an example of difficulties that might occur in person centred planning.

  • 3.2

    State how this difficulty could be overcome.