What is CPD?
CPD is the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 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.
Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.
Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.
What are the benefits of CPD?
Continuing Professional Development is essential in helping individuals, organisations or entire industries to keep skills and knowledge up to date. Providing CPD enables organisations to become a knowledge bank to key stakeholders of your organisation. CPD accredited training courses, workshops and events allow professionals to use the learning time towards individual CPD requirements.
CPD shows a clear commitment to self-development and professionalism. CPD provides an opportunity for an individual to identify knowledge gaps and to resolve these in a recognisable approach to improvement.
When you achieve a pass in any of the seven courses that carry CPD certification you will receive a certificate of accreditation from OLT that also carries confirmation of your CPD achievement.
The following seven OLT courses are CPD certified:
- Austism Spectrum Disorders
- Hearing Impairment
- Multi-Sensory impairment
- Speech Language and Communication Needs
- Understanding and Supporting Behaviour
- Vision Impairment
Each course will take between 16-20 hours to complete.