CPD: Continuing Professional Development

COURSES 310, 340, 350, 510, 515, 520, 530, 540, 570, 590

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, conferences and events, e-learning programs, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused for an individual to improve and have effective professional development. There are over 1000 institutes & professional bodies across the UK, a number that is forecast to increase.

Accompanied by such growth is the acceptance that academic qualifications must offer more vocational and skills-based or ‘practical’ learning. A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to keep key staff and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.

CPD offers numerous benefits to both professionals and their employers, some of which are of real importance. For you as a professional, it helps to ensure your skills and knowledge are up to date, and the professional standard of your registrations and qualifications are maintained. For an employer, it would help to ensure that the company standards are both high and consistent. They will see that you are actively dedicated to the job role and value your commitment to the role.
Another one of the benefits of CPD and a main purpose of exploring the benefits of continuous personal development is that it also helps you to develop more confidence in the role. You’ll be able to showcase your achievements and develop the knowledge and skills to carry out your job in the most effective, confident way.

Whether you’re looking for a promotion, or you’re hoping to gain employment with a prestigious company, CPD can really help. It enables you to stand out from the crowd, with research showing those who have undertaken CPD, have a significantly higher chance of gaining a promotion or moving on to a different area within their chosen field.

How do CPD points, units and credits relate to CPD Hours?

CPD points, units and credits all relate to the same thing - CPD Hours. The definition of a CPD Hour is the time spent for a delegate to be in “active learning”. For example, a 1-day accredited CPD training course where training starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm with a 1-hour break for lunch would attract 6 CPD Hours.

10 of our courses are certified for CPD. The number of CPD points that each of these would attract is shown on the list below.

Please click on the following link to visit the UK CPD Certification Service:

UK CPD Certification Service

Please click on the following links to visit the courses that we provide which are CPD certified:

Course 310: IET Wiring Regulations: 18 CPD Points

Course 340: Inspection & Testing of Electrical Installations: 24 CPD Points

Course 350: Design of Electrical Installations: 24 CPD Points

Course 510: Instrumentation: 18 CPD Points

Course 515: 3 Term PID Controllers: 12 CPD Points

Course 520: PLC Fault Finding: 18 CPD Points

Course 530: PLC Programming: 30 CPD Points

Course 540: Electrical Problem Solving: 18 CPD Points

Course 570: Electronic Fault Finding: 30 CPD Points

Course 590: Steppers & Servos: 6 CPD Points