CPD is the ongoing process of professional growth and skills development throughout a practitioner’s career. CPD can entail any number of formal and informal activities, both personal and professional; a balanced programme will include a mix of all these.
The best practitioners strive to maintain a professional interest in the issues that affect our work. CPD is a great opportunity for members to step back from their day-to-day job and reflect on their professional environment as a whole.
Activity only qualifies as CPD if the member undertaking it has personally learnt from it – which means it should relate to clearly defined objectives. Members set their CPD goals at the beginning of each year to focus their development.
CPD means focussed, goal-oriented learning and reflection. CPD hours recorded should reflect the number of full hours of relevant learning – not simply the number of hours spend reading, attending events etc. We encourage members to use their professional judgement to determine this.