What is CPD?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning, a skill that is invaluable to all people in society. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context. This could mean honing current skills, it could mean developing them to a new level, or it could mean learning new ones that will allow an employee’s job role to expand or prepare them for potential promotion.
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 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.
Benefits of CPD
Regardless of where you are in your career, undertaking an Course Springs CPD course can help you;
- Support and enhance your employment opportunities
- Improve career satisfaction
- Track prior learning
- Show you are up-to-date with the requirements of your job
- Contribute to your CV
- Can lead to further education as required by new and existing jobs
- Demonstrate your commitment and value within your organisation
- Prepare you for promotion
When you finish with the course your certificate will contain the recognised CPD mark from Course Springs.
We can help with CPD Courses
At Course Springs we provide online courses that are CPD based.
You can find a wide range of our Online CPD Courses on this website or use the button below to take a look at our course catalogue.
See our CPD Courses