Continuing professional development (CPD) is the way in which HCPC Registrants ( & anyone else) can continue to learn and develop throughout their careers so they keep their skills and knowledge up to date and are able to practise safely and effectively.
CPD is not just formal courses. A CPD activity is any activity from which you learn and develop. This might include the following;
- Work-based learning. For example, reflecting on experiences at work, considering feedback from service users or being a member of a committee.
- Professional activity. For example, being involved in a professional body or giving a presentation at a conference.
- Formal education. For example, going on formal courses or carrying out research.
- Self-directed learning. For example, reading articles or books.
For examples of which activities fulfil the HCPC criteria for CPD please download a copy of the CPD Reflective Practice document and refer to page 3.