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 to be a
proactive exercise to allow an individual to take ownership of their own development.