What is CPD?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the commitment to lifelong learning. Employers and institutions across industries are increasingly adopting a more structured approach to learning in order to retain key staff and develop the skills and knowledge in the organisation to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.
Why is CPD accreditation important?
CPD accreditation is important because it ensures that courses provided adhere to the highest educational standards and international benchmarks of quality and learning.
Benefits of CPD Points
- Free to attend and all attendees gain a certificate of attendance
- Time-efficient opportunity
- Opportunity for continuous personal improvement, skills development and knowledge sharing
- Ensures that individuals are kept informed, up-skilled and proficient to change in practice
How does it work?
The majority set an annual target, which is defined by the accrual of CPD hours through attending training, seminars, workshops and conferences. These CPD hours are then converted to points, units or credits. It is up to the individual to keep track of their hours, ensure their CPD records are up-to-date and that the courses meet the requirements of their professional body or association.