CPD Courses (Continuing professional development courses) are a way of making sure you keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date.
Indeed, many professional bodies make evidence of CPD a requirement for continued membership, and this has led to many trainers seeking accreditation from the CPD Certification Service. Accreditation from the body proves courses, seminars and workshops are of sufficient quality and integrity to be of value to professional development.
A number of our clients stay at our serviced apartments whilst they’re undertaking CPD training, so we’ve taken a look at a wide range of accredited courses in London and Hertfordshire. If none of these takes your fancy, search through the CPD website for something that does.
If you’re fed up of getting cramp in your hand when taking meeting minutes, maybe you’re writing down too much irrelevant information. Look for a course on minute taking to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to do the job effectively.
In the construction industry, project management skills are vital. The Institute of Civil Engineers run courses to help members estimate, prepare and control budgets with the minimum of waste.
For people who work in the telecommunications sector, having a good understanding of electrical cabling is an essential part of the job. There are cable training courses available for people looking for general or expert knowledge.
Universities run courses that could be anything from a few days to a few weeks, with courses either running on concurrent days or spread out throughout the year.
University College London runs a variety of CPD courses for a wide range of professions, including ophthalmology, audiology, dentistry and medicine, as well as business, psychology, engineering, education and law.
Westminster University’s CPD courses are for professions as diverse as the media, biomedical sciences, property and construction, psychology, electronics and law.
You don’t necessarily have to go back to university to earn CPD points, or even have to take a day out of the office. There are plenty of events where you can pick up points by attending informative seminars and briefings.
For instance, recently CPD accredited Lumina Technologies holds monthly breakfast briefings which only last two hours, but cover essential IT-related topics directors need to be aware of in order to protect their business, e.g. the new GDPR laws, cyber security and business continuity.
If you’re booked on a training course in London or south Hertfordshire and are looking for a home away from home whilst you study, click here to see our apartments and check their availability.