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What is CPD and why do you need to do it?

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What is CPD and why do you need to do it?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, this is an activity and lifelong process of continually bettering your knowledge base and skillset. It’s becoming a more frequent requirement from employers for their employees to partake in Continuing Professional Development throughout their employment.

Contrary to belief, the CPD activities you take part in and study aren’t just restricted to the more traditional educational qualifications such as A Levels or GCSEs, they are instead meant as a way for you to continually update your skillset based around your career and what you want to improve in. This therefore opens a wealth of activities that you can study and partake in to broaden your professional expertise.

What counts towards my Continuing Professional Development?

Studying a course or taking part in an activity that is CPD certified will count towards your Continuing Professional Development hours. So, for example, if you want to improve your financial skills, studying a Level 2 Diploma in Accounting would not only improve your skillset but also count towards your CPD hours.

Why should I do CPD?

Ensuring that you take part in Continuing Professional Development is a vital thing to do. It shows your current and potential employers that you are a keen and dedicated individual who wants to progress and better themselves at every opportunity.

Where can I start with CPD?

Oxford Learning College is pleased to be able to offer over 200 Continuing Professional Development certified courses, ranging from Accredited Level 2 Diplomas and GCSEs through to Master Degree Equivalent Level 7 Diplomas. All our courses are studied online from the comfort of your own home and come with full tutor support to ensure you’re getting the most out of your studies.

If you would like to learn more about The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service, please visit their website here.