CPD in the Retail Industry

The UK retail industry has the largest number of employees compared to any other UK industry. Retail is ever-changing, according to customer demands as well as technological advancements. For example, the entire industry has changed dramatically since the introduction of online shopping. Retail continues to grow and adapt.

According to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), it is essential to incorporate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in retail roles. Members are encouraged to undertake at least 30 hours of CPD annually, to stay informed and skilled in an ever-changing world. The Chartered Trading Standards Institute also requires CPD from their participants. At least 20 hours is recommended.

Examples of CPD courses in the retail industry include:
Taking Stock of Wellbeing in Retail
Understanding & Responding to Domestic Abuse
UV-C Lights and Covid
How Connectivity Boosts Business

The cost of courses adds up very quickly. If you are a member of the retail industry, 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.