• What is Certified CPD?

    September 2019

What is Certified CPD?

A lot of people are asking the question, what is Certified CPD? Furthermore, we all want to know what is the difference between CPD and Certified CPD, and does it really matter?

In the professional world where we all seem to be moving at a million miles per hour, it is sometimes difficult to keep up to speed with current developments within our own industry. It’s impossible to be scanning the horizon, when you are in the operational melee of day to day operations. More importantly, it is hard to maintain our own skills and knowledge in our professions. One simple solution to these problems is the undertaking of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

What is Certified CPD?

What is the difference between CPD and Certified CPD?

In our last Blog we looked at The importance of CPD. However, we did not mention the difference between CPD and Certified CPD.

As only a small element of CPD sits within Ofqual Regulated Training, it can be difficult to measure the efficacy and validity of other CPD training.

As a matter of fact anyone can design and deliver CPD, but where is is that value in that?

One solution to this issue is that CPD is sought that has been accredited by recognised organisations. By doing this, people accessing this CPD can be confident that the content reaches a required standard or benchmark. Meaning the learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.

Examples of organisations accrediting CPD include, the Royal Society the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the Chartered Institute for Professional Development (CIPD), or the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). These types of organisations will accredit CPD within their scope of expertise, and will focus on the content of the course.

Probably the most recognised organisation accrediting CPD in the UK is the CPD Certification Service. This organisation looks at the quality of a course rather than the content. Any organisation can register as members of the CPD Certification Service and have their courses accredited.

What’s in it for organisations?

Providing accredited CPD benefits an organisation through recognition and increased brand perception. It encourages and promotes a healthy learning culture, leading to a more fulfilled workforce and retention of staff.

Vortex Training Solutions has a range of training courses to meet your CPD needs. These range from face to face training to online and distance learning options.

To know more about CPD packages, you can get in touch by emailing info@vortex.training or calling 0191 432 4401.

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