Continuous Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development or CPD and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.

Continuing professional development should be a lifelong, systematic and planned process to maintain and develop professional competence, creativity and innovation. The outcome has value for both the individual and their profession.

Any learning activity which maintains, develops or increases knowledge, technical skills, problem-solving or professional performance standards can be included in the continuing professional development toolbox. The over-arching goal is to provide top quality professional services.

Continuing professional development helps ensure your skills and knowledge are up to date. Undertaking high quality CPD is particularly important in today’s fast moving technological world as the pace of change can soon make previous learning out-of-date. It is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth