What is CPD?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.
CPD combines different methodologies to learning. A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to retain key staff and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.
Engaging in CPD ensures both academic and practical qualifications never become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ regardless of occupation, age or educational level.
How to claim CPD certificate(s) in ReSkills?
Look for “OnLIVE” classes
Log in and register for the OnLIVE class.
Attend OnLIVE Class
Learners who attend the class are entitled to take the assessment after the class
Complete & Pass The Assessment
Every class comes with an assessment to evaluate your learning
You have earned a Micro-certificate from ReSkills
What are CPD points, units and credits?
Different professional bodies use the terms ‘CPD points’, ‘CPD units’ or ‘CPD credits’ depending on preference, typically for historical reasons when initially implementing their CPD policy, rather than from any modern day strategic perspective.
How do CPD points, units and credits relate to CPD Hours?
It is considered across all industries that CPD points, units and credits all relate to the same thing, CPD Hours.
About CPD points
They’re a way of assigning value to the continual personal development that you undertake. Every CPD course that you take should come with a points value assigned. The points for each course are calculated based on the time it should take to complete – one hour of learning is worth one CPD point.
What are CPD Hours?
The definition of CPD Hours is the time spent for a delegate to be in “active learning”. Active learning defines the actual time spent learning something relevant for their Continuing Professional Development objectives. A great example of this would be 1-day accredited CPD training course. If the training starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm, with a 1-hour break for lunch, the CPD Hours would be 7 CPD Hours.
Recording your CPD Hours
A structured and consistent approach to recording your CPD Hours or points makes it easier to manage throughout the year. This also helps ensure that an individual attends training and events that are relevant to their desired improvement objectives. Recording your CPD points allows reflection on what has been gained from the learning activities and what can be implemented in day-to-day objectives, as well as what skill sets to develop next.
As a general rule, when recording your CPD points in your CPD portfolio, it should contain the following information:- Date of CPD activity, Title of CPD activity, Brief description including learning objectives, the method of learning (i.e. training course, workshop, event, eLearning), number of CPD hours, points or credits and the overall learning outcome.