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Continuing Professional Development is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.

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What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development is a commitment to ongoing lifelong learning. CPD encourages looking forward and identifying opportunities to learn something new, refresh existing knowledge, improve skills, or simply keep up-to-date with the latest developments within a particular profession or industry. In practice, CPD can mean everything from taking a training course or attending an educational event, to studying for new qualifications or learning new aspects of a job.

Continuing Professional Development enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive. It involves an individual documenting and keeping a record of the increasing skills, knowledge and experience they gain throughout their career.

CPD combines different methodologies to learning, which includes training courses, seminars, workshops, conferences and events, webinars and online eLearning programs. CPD can also include sharing best practice techniques, thoughts and ideas, all focused towards an individual improving within the work environment.


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Why Study a CPD Certifications?

Our unique experience and history working with training providers, professional bodies, academic institutions, universities and businesses of all sizes enables us to support organisations seeking authoritative and world-leading CPD certification for their further learning training courses and events. We provide different membership levels to suit needs and budgets, determined by an initial dialogue and recommendations based on the number of training courses or events.

The concept of CPD can broadly trace its roots to the decades following World War II when institutional bodies identified a need for structured further learning post formal qualification. Up until this point, it had largely been assumed that qualified professionals would identify and initiate their knowledge enhancement requirements on a casual or voluntary basis.

However, in an increasingly litigious and technologically advancing business and professional environment, the need became apparent for a more disciplined and structured approach to further learning. Over the past two decades, this commitment to CPD has spread beyond those affiliated to institutional bodies and is now embraced throughout all sectors.

Why Choose Taaeen For CPD?

We pride ourselves on being premium learning providers. Since we were founded in 2013, we have helped thousands of professionals refine their knowledge, build their skills and take their careers to the next level. Our experience when it comes to offering professional qualifications is second to none.

Taaeen is honored to be a recognized member of CPD, a testament to our commitment to maintaining and enhancing professional skills and knowledge. Discover Taaeen, your dedicated partner in advancing professional development. As a proud member of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the UAE, we are committed to providing high-quality qualifications and fostering lifelong learning.

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CPD Certifications FAQs

The majority of institutions and professional bodies provide Continuing Professional Development targets generally set on an annual basis. These targets are defined by the accrual of CPD activities through attendance in training courses, eLearning and events, as well as other forms of structured learning. Most professional bodies use CPD hours as their measure, and where CPD points or credits are used, these are typically a 1:1 ratio with CPD hours. By this, 1 CPD point would be equal to 1 CPD hour.

The majority of institutions and professional bodies will allow members to choose subjects of relevance to them, whilst a minority will require their members to seek CPD training on a particular range of core subjects. All professionals must understand how CPD should be recorded and how much learning time is required for their role each year. As a general rule, we advise that at least 50% of CPD be completed in a structured CPD / active learning environment.

The CPD Cycle is a practical tool that helps individuals to structure their Continuing Professional Development learning easily throughout the year, and to identify regular and measurable improvements in work-related skills and knowledge. There are five key stages of the CPD Cycle that are important when planning professional development activities for the year. These include Stage 1 - Identifying Your Needs, Stage 2 – Planning, Stage 3 - Acting/Doing, Stage 4 - Reflecting on Learning, Stage 5 - Implement your New Learning.

CPD is something that most people will do on an ongoing basis as part of their career. To reflect and keep track of learning, it is important to maintain a regular and up to date record of any completed learning and development activities, as well as future goals or professional achievements in the work environment. A CPD log and record of learning activities undertaken can be kept using an online purpose-built CPD recording tool, such as the myCPD Portal.

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