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CPD Qualification Standards






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, trainings and learning activities are of a better quality and that CPD accreditation is easier and more affordable.

our aim


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:

  • support CPD
  • assist in the development of robust, evidenced-based CPD plans for your organisation
  • assess and accredit all CPD training activities and material
  • act as a consultancy to support CPD in your organisation
  • act as the repository of electronic CPD e-portfolios designed to be a lifelong chronicle of continuing professional development personal to the individual
  • provide a strong, professional quality mark in relation to CPD for your organisation
  • provide an independent set of professional standards for CPD


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.


You can:

  • keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date and hence display the utmost professionalism
  • prepare for greater responsibilities
  • boost your confidence
  • strengthen your professional credibility
  • display a commitment to self-development thus facilitating your career development


You can:

  • increase your recognition and improve your brand perception
  • maximize your staff’s potential.
  • boost morale and ensure greater commitment from workforce
  • ensure consistent and high standards across your company
  • facilitate the sharing of best practice between employees
  • provide good benchmarks for annual appraisals