Undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential to being a professional. Lifelong learning creates a competent, innovative, forward-looking individual and as such benefits the profession as a whole.
COVID-19 has changed the way in which many of us work, but in these unprecedented times the integrity of professionals who provide robust, credible advice has never been more necessary. We have been working hard to maintain our membership offering and support throughout this period by moving events online and by creating new ways for us all to stay connected.
Our practising Fellows and Professional Members are still expected to to undertake a minimum of 100 hours of CPD in every 3 year period, which normally equates to around 33 hours each year. The Institute has a bank of online content in the Members’ Area Library that counts as CPD and we will be running a number of online webinars each month for the foreseeable future.
In May, the Institute’s Professional and Educational Standards Committee (PESC) met to discuss members’ obligation to undertake and record CPD amid the coronavirus pandemic. Please read their statement here.
Claire Glaister FICFor has been a member of the Institute for almost twenty years. In response to the statement issued by PESC, Claire shared her views on the value of CPD, even during these unprecedented times, and gave us an insight into her life in lockdown. Read her blog here.
CPD can take different forms, such as:
- Professional work-based activities
- Personal and informal learning
- (Online) courses, seminars and conferences
- Voluntary or charity work
Above all, the Institute remains sympathetic and we will provide as much support as possible.
Members’ Area CPD Content
Our varied, interactive, online events ensure our members still have access to high quality CPD opportunities. We don’t want you to miss out on the chance to attend so we always record these events and a large number are uploaded to the Members’ Area Library where you can watch them at a time that suits you.
How much content is available to me on the Members’ Area?
hours of online CPD
hours of online CPD
Here is some of the CPD content you can enjoy on the Members’ Area: