Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a way for individuals to maintain and develop knowledge and skills in their professional lives. It combines different learning methodologies including workshops, training courses, best practice techniques, ideas sharing and conferences and events. Your goals and progress are driven and recorded by you.
The NextGen Training Course Advisor will help you search the many training courses available to identify those that fit your needs. You can also see what other industry professionals who’ve attended the courses thought of them.
CPD is important for individuals and businesses alike. As an individual, getting new skills helps you to develop your career. As a business, supporting your staff to grow helps retain and motivate them and their new skills benefit your business.
CPD comes in many forms. Examples include:
- Mentoring by or shadowing of an experienced, more senior professional.
- Online study (especially for software skills)
- Boot camps
- Short training courses
- Full-time (release) courses
- Part-time courses
- Accredited and non-accredited courses, with or without a qualification from a recognised awarding body, like a University