CPD Courses

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  • mental health nursing

    Mental Health Nursing Course

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  • Mental Health Support Worker Course

    Mental Health Support Worker Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Excel - Advanced Course

    Microsoft Excel – Advanced Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Excel - Beginner Course

    Microsoft Excel – Beginner Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Excel - Bundle Course

    Microsoft Excel – Bundle Course

    £39.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Excel - Intermediate Course

    Microsoft Excel – Intermediate Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 - Introductory Course

    Microsoft Excel 2016 – Introductory Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Advanced Course

    Microsoft PowerPoint – Advanced Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Beginner Course

    Microsoft PowerPoint – Beginner Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Word 2013 - Beginner Course

    Microsoft Word 2013 – Beginner Course

    £8.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Word 2013 – Advanced Course

    Microsoft Word 2013 – Advanced Course

    £10.00 Sale!
  • Microsoft Word 2013 – Intermediate Course

    Microsoft Word 2013 – Intermediate Course

    £9.00 Sale!
  • Midday Supervisor Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Midwifery Level 3 Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Mindfulness Course

    Mindfulness Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Mindfulness for Stress Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Minute Taking Training

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Mystery Shopper Course

    Mystery Shopper Course

    £12.00 Sale!
  • Nail Technician Course

    Nail Technician Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Naturotherapy Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • NLP Practitioner Course

    NLP Practitioner Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Nursery Management Level 4 Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Nursery Nurse

    Nursery Nurse Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Nutrition and Hydration Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Occupational Therapy Course

    Occupational Therapy Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Office Management Advanced Course

    Office Management Advanced Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Office Management Course

    Office Management Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Organisational Behaviour Course

    Organisational Behaviour Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Outlook 2016 Level 3 Course

    Outlook 2016 Level 3 Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Outlook 2016 Level 4 Course

    Outlook 2016 Level 4 Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Paediatric First Aid course

    Paediatric First Aid course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Paleo Nutrition Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Palmistry Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Paralegal Training

    Paralegal Training for Beginners Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Parental Mental Health & Child Protection

    Parental Mental Health & Child Protection

    £14.99 Sale!
  • Payroll Management & Systems Course

    Payroll Management & Systems Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Payroll Systems Level 2 Course

    Payroll Systems Level 2 Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Payroll Systems Level 3 Course

    Payroll Systems Level 3 Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Personal Assistant Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Personal Safety in Schools Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Personal Training and Fitness Course

    Personal Training and Fitness Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Pet Bereavement Counselling Course

    Pet Bereavement Counselling Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Pet Care Business Course

    Pet Care Business Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Pet First Aid and CPR

    Pet First Aid and CPR Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Pet Nutrition Level 3 Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Pet Nutrition Level 4 Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Course

    Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Pharmacy Assistant Training Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Phlebotomy Training Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Phonics for Parents Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Physiotherapy Course

    Physiotherapy Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Pilates Training Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting Course

    Playwriting and Screenwriting Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Presentation Skills Course

    Presentation Skills Course

    £10.00 Sale!
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Promoting Positive Child Behaviour

    Promoting Positive Child Behaviour Course

    £14.99 Sale!
  • Property Development Training

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Property Law Course

    Property Law Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Psychology - Advanced Course

    Psychology Advanced Course

    £34.00 Sale!
  • Psychology Course

    Psychology Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Psychology of Business

    Psychology of Business Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Psychotherapy Advanced Course

    Psychotherapy Advanced Course

    £39.00 Sale!
  • Psychotherapy Course

    Psychotherapy Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • PTSD Counselling Course

    PTSD Counselling Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Public Relations Course

    Public Relations Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Puppy Training Course

    Puppy Training Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Purchase Ledger Training

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Recruitment and Social Media Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Recruitment Consultant & HR Level 3 Course

    £39.00 Sale!
  • Recruitment Consultant Course

    Recruitment Consultant Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Recruitment Management Level 4 Course

    Recruitment Management Level 4 Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Reflexology Course

    Reflexology Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Reiki Therapy and Practice Advanced Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Reiki Therapy and Practice Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Relationship Education in Schools Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Rescue Dog Trainer Course

    Rescue Dog Trainer Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Residential Lettings Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Residential Sales Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Resourcing and Managing Talent Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Restaurant Hospitality Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Retail Assistant and Personal Shopper Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Retail Banking Course

    Retail Banking Course

    £39.00 Sale!
  • Retail Customer Service Course

    Retail Customer Service Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Retail Management Course

    Retail Management Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Safe Moving and Handling Training

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Safeguarding Children with Disabilities Course

    Safeguarding Children with Disabilities Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Safer Recruitment in Schools Course

    £14.99 Sale!
  • Sage 50 Accounts Course

    Sage 50 Accounts Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Sales and Selling Management Course

    Sales and Selling Management Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Sales Management and Telephone Sales Bundle Course

    Sales Management and Telephone Sales Bundle Course

    £39.99 Sale!
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Course

    SEN – Special Educational Needs Level 3 Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • SEN Bundle Level 3 & 4

    SEN Bundle Level 3 & 4

    £59.00 Sale!
  • SEN Higher Level 5 Advanced Course

    SEN Higher Level 5 Advanced Course

    £49.00 Sale!
  • SEN in Early Years Course

    £21.00 Sale!
  • SEN Support Worker

    SEN Support Worker Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • SEN Teaching Advanced Course

    SEN Teaching Level 4 Course

    £39.00 Sale!
  • SEND Teaching Methods Course

    SEND Teaching Methods Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Skin and Body Care Course

    Skin and Body Care Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Social Care for Mental Health

    Social Care for Mental Health Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Social Marketing Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Social Media Training Course

    Social Media Training Course

    £14.00 Sale!
  • Social Work Training Course

    Social Work Training Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Sociology Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Specialist Massage Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Speech and Language Therapy

    Speech and Language Therapy Advanced Level 4 Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Speech and Language Therapy Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Staying Safe – Online Security Course

    £7.00 Sale!
  • Stress Management Course

    Stress Management Course

    £12.95 Sale!
  • Tarrot Reading Course Online

    Tarot Reading Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Tax Accounting Course

    Tax Accounting Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course

    Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course

    £49.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Level 2 and 3

    Teaching Assistant Level 2 & 3 Bundle Course

    £55.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Level 2 Course

    Teaching Assistant Level 2 Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Level 2 3 4 Course

    Teaching Assistant Level 2, 3 & 4 Bundle Course

    £99.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Courses

    Teaching Assistant Level 2, 3, 4 & 5 Bundle Course

    £145.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 and 4 Course

    Teaching Assistant Level 3 & 4 Bundle Course

    £79.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Course

    Teaching Assistant Level 3 Course

    £39.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Assistant Course Level 4 and 5

    Teaching Assistant Level 4 and 5 Course

    £89.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Literacy in Schools Course

    Teaching Literacy in Schools Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Numeracy in Schools Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Phonics Advanced Course

    Teaching Phonics Advanced Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Phonics Course

    Teaching Phonics Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • Teaching Phonics Level 3 and 4 Course Bundle

    Teaching Phonics Level 3 and 4 Course Bundle

    £34.00 Sale!
  • TEFL Bundle Level 2, 3 & 4

    TEFL Bundle Level 2, 3 & 4

    £49.00 Sale!
  • TEFL Foundations Course

    TEFL Foundations Course

    £19.00 Sale!
  • TEFL Masters Course

    TEFL Masters Course

    £29.00 Sale!
  • TEFL Professional Course

    TEFL Professional Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Telephone Sales and Support Course

    Telephone Sales and Support Course

    £24.00 Sale!
  • Time Management Course

    Time Management Course

    £14.99 Sale!
  • Tort Law Course

    Tort Law Course

    £29.00 Sale!

What is CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and is a term used to describe an active learning process that allows individuals to enhance their abilities. People take CPD courses to boost their knowledge, skills and competencies.

Whether you’re already in employment or you’re ready to begin working in the job market for the first time, you need to know what CPD is. Across the United Kingdom, CPD is now expected of most professionals in most industries. In some sectors, you’ll actually be measured by the CPD you undertake. Gone are the days of only needing to acquire formal qualifications to enter a specific job sector.

Now, it’s important that you keep learning throughout your career by engaging with learning activities either off your own bat or through CPD training courses. A formal qualification such as an A level or a degree gives you the academic knowledge and skills you need for your chosen profession. A CPD allows you to continually learn more practical and vocational skills. Participating with a CPD is beneficial to you, your employer and your sector.

What exactly is a CPD though? In the following information, you’ll discover information about different types of CPD, how your CPD participation is assessed, which industries use CPD, how to add CPD to your CV, the value of having CPD certification, how you earn CPD points, the benefits of participating with CPD and much more.

CPD is vital to maintaining a good career regardless of the industry you work in. If you want to improve your skills and knowledge to increase your professional options over the course of your career, read on.

What does CPD stand for?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD can involve honing your current skills, developing them to a higher level or learning new skills altogether so you can expand your job role or be prepared for possible promotion. In some industries, such as accounting, law and healthcare, you must maintain your CPD.

If you don’t, you could end up losing your license to operate. CPD training can be provided by commercial training providers or independent coaches. CPD training can also be provided internally by employers. This is often the case with large companies.

What is CPD training?

CPD tracks and documents the knowledge, skills and experience you acquire at the workplace after your initial training. By using CPD, it’s easy to document the formal and informal abilities you develop professionally. This makes your learning proactive as opposed to reactive. An ongoing record is kept of what you learn and experience and how you apply the knowledge and skills you’ve gained. This allows you to manage your professional development regularly.

By looking through your CPD record, you can review and reflect on what you have learnt. Some companies use CPD as a training plan. In fact, many companies require their employees to undergo CPD training so they can achieve a structured path to success in their current roles or progress to higher job positions.

Although there’s a difference between CPD training and CPD development, the terms are often used interchangeably. Generally, CPD training relates to your competence of learning a specific skill. This could be a complex skill like learning how to pilot an aircraft or a simpler skill such as PC application. CPD development is less formal. The CPD skills you develop have a wider application instead of being related to just one specific skill.

CPD development involves using tools capably and competently to progress from basic knowledge to more complex understanding. CPD development can also widen your range of transferable skills, such as project management, organisation of information and leadership.