What does CPD mean?

What does CPD mean?
CPD, or Continuing Professional Development, involves developing and maintaining skills, knowledge and experience gained as you work. CPD encourages going beyond the necessary training, providing employees with clear guidelines on how to succeed within their roles and progress to higher ones. CPD activities range hugely, from formal educational courses, such as workshops and seminars, to more informal self-directed studies, and work-based mentoring.

What does CPD certified mean?
If training is CPD certified, this means that it has reached the standards required by Advantage Accreditation. This means that all participants in CPD certified activities will have completed a CPD course.

What does CPD accredited mean?
Accredited CPD content has been evaluated for relevance and quality, meaning participants can be assured that the benefits provided by a course or activity will be applicable to their individual work. The learning value of such courses is high, and the courses are guaranteed to be a credible knowledge source.

Is CPD a qualification?
It is not possible to equate CPD to a qualification due to the difference in learning style. Although not classed as a qualification, CPD is recognised as highly valuable as it involves primarily skill-based learning. Education and training is an essential part of any career. The knowledge and experience you will gain from a CPD activity may not provide you with a qualification but will provide you with a plethora of credible skills applicable to your career.

Is CPD Certification recognised in the UK?
Accredited CPD courses are recognised internationally. We have several UK-based CPD centres and many international CPD accredited centres.

Can you put CPD on your CV?
CPD is a valuable attribute on any CV as it showcases various achievements, including those specific to your current or future sector of work. CPD shows your dedication to your work and your extended industry-specific knowledge and experience in your field.

Are CPD diplomas recognized?
Certificates from CPD accredited courses are credible to employers and businesses as they which have been assessed to ensure high quality and integrity. Although in the past employers may have been hesitant to accept online courses, the increasingly prevalent value added to employees through these such courses has greatly increased their appeal.

Can CPD points be used for university?
Just as CPD cannot be equated to a qualification, CPD points cannot be equated to UCAS points when applying to a UK University. However, CPD accredited courses can be discussed in your personal statement and will give universities an insight into your commitment to your future course or career through the extra skills and knowledge you have developed.

What is a CPD qualification equivalent to?
The number of hours spent on accredited CPD courses are equated to CPD points. Certain employers may require employees to reach a set number of CPD points annually, others may suggest recording these points for personal development.

Is CPD accreditation recognised?
Due to the knowledge and skills gained, CPD is recognised by prospective employers as a valuable and credible achievement which has the opportunity to enhance your workplace skills and adapt you to such an environment.

Are CPD courses legit?
Accredited CPD courses are legitimately recognised as fully certified achievements. Accreditation provides a stamp of approval, assuring prospective students of CPD courses that the courses are genuine and valuable. Advantage Accreditation checks checks training content, course materials and trainers to ensure high quality.

You can sign up for CPD accreditation online.