Findcourses.co.uk and CPD Certification Service
Findcourses.co.uk launched a partnership with the CPD Certification Service in January 2015.
This partnership is mutually beneficial in that it helps both parties to reach more companies looking to help their employees gain CPD hours from training, and training providers that want to reach those people looking for CPD accredited training.
About The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service is an independent CPD accreditation institution that complements the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies. The institution was established in 1996 and operates across all industry sectors.
The CPD Certification Service sets standards against which the learning value of training activities is benchmarked and approved. The CPD Certification Service covers all industry sectors and offers various types of membership, allowing both organisations and training providers to accredit different types of learning in order to promote the methodical professional development of employees across the UK.
What is CPD?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and describes the commitment to lifelong learning across every segment of society. The requirements of CPD can vary between organisations, individuals and also sectors.
How does CPD work?
Typically, CPD is expressed in a target format on a temporal or numerical basis (usually hours, points, units or credits), and is set by the institutions and professional bodies. Individuals are responsible for recording their CPD hours themselves, which can by accumulated through training, seminars & workshops, events & conferences, as well as other structured forms of learning.
How does CPD work across Industry?
Within each professional sector, CPD is typically regulated by the relevant professional body, trade or industry association. There are currently over 450 professional bodies that require their members to complete regular CPD activities in the UK. CPD is used in traditional sectors such as legal, construction, healthcare & medical, financial services and accountancy as well as IT, communications, marketing, human resources and business management.
Benefits of CPD for individuals
As an individual, you can benefit from CPD as it will help you remain competent and knowledgable throughout your career journey. CPD helps individuals focus on how they can improve their expertise, and ensures they are kept informed, up-skilled and remain proficient to change in practice.
Benefits of CPD for employers
Employers benefit from CPD as it shows they support individuals who have CPD obligations with professional bodies and associations. CPD also helps employers retain key staff, maintain a competitive advantage and increases professional confidence and overall capability.
Benefits of CPD for training providers
As a certified CPD training organisation, you will be able to reach new audiences and opportunities. Providing training that is CPD accredited, gives you access to more than 4 million people in the UK population that are looking for CPD courses. Being CPD accredited helps increase your brand recognition, as you can use the CPD Certified symbol on all approved training materials, certificates of attendance/completion and related event materials.
Benefits of CPD Membership
There are many benefits to becoming a CPD member, here are just a few of them:
- become a knowledge bank to key stakeholders of your organisation
- attend accredited training courses, workshops and events that count towards individual CPD requirements
- promote a learning culture for your organisation, including more fulfilled workforce and higher staff retention
- reach new audiences and opportunities
- keep informed, up-skilled and remain proficient to changes in practice
- use the CPD Member, Affiliate or Registered Presenter logo on materials for internal and external marketing
- be listed in the CPD Member Directory for website users to search CPD specialists and contact you directly
- publicise certified events on the CPD Event Calendar, including Google Maps, directions and contact facilities
For more information:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8840 4383 to find out more.
More about CPD
Want to find out even more about Continuing Professional Development? The sections below will help you: