Continuing Professional Development
Do you know how important Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is? CPD is highly valued by employers and is often the route to a promotion and/or a pay rise in the workplace.
When people think of CPD they often think it doesn’t relate to them and their career or that it’s boring and the only options available are in Health and Safety, but this isn’t the case at all!
Professional Level 3 Diplomas are available in a wide range of subjects that relate to most office jobs and other topics that relate to more specific sectors. But don’t just take our word for it, visit our section on Professional Level 3 Diplomas and see how many courses there are for you to study and add to your CPD Portfolio.
What are the benefits of Continuing Professional Development?
You can use the skills you learn and apply them to your day to day job
Your skillset and CV are kept up to date
Your employer will often pay for some or all of the course fees
You have the freedom to select what course you wish to study
How do I best start my Continuing Professional Development?
The steps you need to take to start your CPD are actually very simple, so simple, you can put them into 3 basic steps:
- Identify what you want to achieve with your CPD
- Plan how best to carry out the development you have identified (do you want to study a course online or attend a training course at work)
- Reflect on what you have learnt with your CPD activities, the best way to keep a full and accurate track on this would be with a learning log or diary.
So what’s stopping you from progressing your Continuing Professional Development today?