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What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) involves intentionally developing the knowledge, skills and personal qualities you need to perform your professional responsibilities.

It is generally required by professional bodies and institutes, which provide CPD schemes. But it can also be undertaken independently by professionals who don’t belong to an institute.

Professional development, the sister term to CPD, is typically required by employers. It is also used as an umbrella term to cover all types of learning by professionals. CPD is the professional development required specifically by professional bodies and institutes.

Our research has found a strong link between professional development / CPD and improved promotion prospects, greater work engagement, and a strong sense of achievement and job satisfaction.

How can we help you?

Are you struggling with CPD or professional development?

We want to help you make CPD easier, more valuable and keep it affordable – so as to raise the standing of CPD in the eyes of individuals, employers, institutes and CPD providers.

We have researched over 1000 people doing CPD, advised over 100 training providers, and continue to research the theory and practice of CPD.

This site shares some of the fruits of our research and experience. It also describes how training and other providers can be kite marked for CPD purposes.

Our free information includes a monthly email – if you sign up – with suggestions about how to get the most out of cpd.

CPD Accreditation

If you’re a trainer looking to become accredited, we would recommend visiting http://www.cpdstandards.com in addition to exploring this site.