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CPD Explained

What is CPD?

To understand what "CPD Accredited" means, we first have to understand what CPD is.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, and refers to any activity that encourages participants to learn new skills, knowledge or expertise that will help them progress in their chosen career.

CPD can take a variety of forms. It includes, but is not limited to the following:

To learn more about the definition of CPD, check out this blog!

Accreditation Explained

What is CPD Accreditation?

CPD Accreditation is a process where a third party, such as The CPD Group, will assess a CPD activity and make an expert judgment on whether it meets CPD standards. When assessing a CPD activity, the CPD accreditation body will use a certain set of criteria to ensure that every aspect of the activity is up to standard.

At The CPD Group, we use our A.C.C.R.E.D.I.T.E.D Frameworks to make sure that each and every activity we accredit meets a strict set of standards to ensure the highest quality learning experience for the end user.

Different CPD accreditation bodies will use different criteria to assess their activities. When choosing a CPD activity, or choosing which accreditation body to accredit your own CPD activities with, it is important to establish the accreditation process and whether it is robust and legitimate.

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What are the benefits?

Why is CPD Accreditation Important...

For Learners?

Stamp of Approval

It serves as a stamp of approval so learners can see that the activity has been assessed for quality.

Quality Assurance

It means that learners know they will receive a learning experience that is up to CPD standards.

Accredited Certificates

Learners will receive an accredited certificate to display their professional development.

CPD Credits

Learners will obtain CPD Credits upon completing the activity that they can add to their professional portfolio and log with their employer or regulatory body.

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For Training Providers?

Customer Confidence

It gives potential customers confidence that they will receive a great learning experience.

Marketing Tool

A great marketing tool that demonstrates your activity reaches (or exceeds!) CPD standards.

Course Development

You will receive feedback on your course if it is not up to standard so you can improve your course.

Build Trust

By getting accredited, you'll be sending out the message that your activities can be trusted to deliver quality.

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Course Accreditation

How do you accredit your courses?

If you deliver training and want to accredit it with The CPD Group, you will first have to become a CPD Approved Provider. This is the first step of accreditation that assesses your company to ensure it has all the elements, processes and policies in place to deliver CPD learning.

You can then choose your CPD activity accreditation plan. Our team will have a discussion with you to see which accreditation route you would like to take. We have affordable plans for Courses, Webinars, Podcasts, Events and Edutorials.

Once you have chosen your accreditation plan, you will then need to submit your learning materials for assessment against our A.C.C.R.E.D.I.T.E.D Framework.

Want to make the most out of the Framework? Check out this blog!

Is CPD Accreditation worth it?

Yes, CPD accreditation is absolutely worth it!

CPD accreditation is an important tool that helps to raise CPD standards across the board and ensure consistent quality. It makes sure that learners aren't misled when purchasing courses, and enables training providers to demonstrate that their training is trustworthy.

If you'd like to have a conversation with our team and learn more about accrediting your activities, get in touch using the contact details below!

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