CPD Qualification Standards
We firmly believe that learning is an on-going and lifelong process. A person or organisation, regardless of where they may be located or their background, should have easy and affordable access to accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in order to update key skills or knowledge or be kept informed of new developments. To facilitate this learning process, we are committed to accrediting various learning activities using a rigorous approach. This is to ensure learners have confidence in our professionally accredited activities but also that they have a valuable and positive CPD experience. In addition, we are here to support CPD providers to make sure their courses, training and learning activities are of a better quality and that CPD accreditation is easier and more affordable.
From our research, we have found that standards of CPD activities vary considerably and a significant amount of training is of a very poor quality. At CPD Qualification Standards, we aim to help trainers and course providers seeking accreditation to maintain verifiable standards and provide high quality learning and training. Therefore, we seek to:
CPD Qualification Standards draws on experience from professionals from a wide range of industry sectors. The main aim of our organisation is to ensure that all accredited activities are of a high quality and standard. We achieve this by assessing and reviewing CPD activities using appropriate criteria which we have formulated from our wealth of experience and extensive research. We establish, monitor and develop standards for CPD providers.
We are dedicated to ensuring CPD activities are consistent and up-to-date with industry-wide standards and benchmarks both nationally and globally.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the learning activities that professionals undertake to improve their skills. It is a practical way for professionals to demonstrate that they continue to learn and develop throughout their careers. It is also a record of what they experience, learn and apply.
CPD can be undertaken using various methods such as courses, training, seminars, webinars, conferences, workshops, events as well as e-learning activities.
If, as an individual or organisation, you wish to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date, then engaging in CPD activities is essential.