CPD in the Business Sector

The business sector is constantly changing and adapting to the world around it. Changes to workplace practice, the advancement of technology, and the everchanging needs of customers means business employees must regularly update their skills and knowledge.

Much of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in business is voluntary, allowing professionals to set themselves apart with their dedication to learning. However, some institutional bodies expect members to take part in CPD. The Chartered Management Institute (CMA) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) recommend 30 CPD hours per year for Chartered Directors. The Institute of Sales & Marketing recommends at least 20 CPD hours annually for sales & marketing professionals. In order for Project Managers to maintain Chartered Status with the Association of Project Managers (APM), they must complete 35 CPD hours per year.

Examples CPD courses in the business sector include:
Trading on London Stock Exchange
Writing Effective Policies and Procedures
Sales Proposal Writing
Communication Strategies
Health & Safety: Driving at Work

The cost of courses adds up very quickly. If you are a member of the business sector, and you are required to provide CPD for your employees, creating your own accredited courses can save you huge amounts of money. Plus, you’ll be able to provide in-house training tailored to your company. If you’re interested, please contact Advantage Accreditation.