CPD stands for Continuing/Continual Professional Development (CPD). CPD is a term that is used to describe ongoing learning activities that professionals can participate in and which enhance their skills and knowledge.
CPD is normally achieved through a combination of activities as follows:
- training/CPD events
- e-learning programmes/online webinars
- standardisations/best practice sharing
- publications and updates from regulatory bodies
The above are merely examples of how a professional may develop their skills and abilities in their specific area of expertise further and keep them up to date to aid training, delivery, assessment and IQA practice.
A CPD record should be updated as and when an activity takes place. CPD is intended as proactive exercise to allow an individual to take ownership of their own development.