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Success – All Team Teach training courses are CPD accredited!

Written by George Matthews

 

Updated course materials with the CPD logo can be ordered via the course materials link on the home page of the tt web site. Trainers can still use the old workbooks, so long as the course is delivered using the new PP visuals we submitted to the CPD Accreditation scheme. The new workbooks are no different apart from having the logo on the cover but it was the old versions that were accredited.”

 The Basic 6/12 hour PP programme has also been updated re CPD logo and this can be downloaded via the your Intermediate trainer area. You will find your username and password on the back of your trainer manual. Once in your trainer area, go to Visual Aids, then PP programmes and scroll to the bottom of the page.

 

The CPD Assessments team have evaluated our materials, reviewed the structure and provided advice to help develop the training courses where required. This process is to ensure the training courses are educational in content, structured coherently, with clear learning objectives and outcomes.

Each CPD training course is benchmarked against proven assessment criteria to ensure the required standards are met across a number of key areas. 

Team Teach has received ‘CPD Certified’ certificates of achievement, demonstrating the training courses meet the required standards, knowledge and guidelines. The ‘CPD Certified’ symbol will be used on the next updated course training materials, as well as the delegate certificates of attendance. 

Benefits of CPD accreditation:

Providing training courses with CPD accreditation from the UK’s largest and leading independent CPD service can help organisations to meet new audiences with a recognised standard suitable for other industries and sectors. External validation demonstrates to delegates the steps taken to deliver the highest learning standards. The ‘CPD Certified’ symbol is instantly recognisable to hundreds of thousands of professionals across the UK and beyond as a sign of quality and credibility.

What is a CPD point, unit or credit?

Improving your skills and knowledge through Continuing Professional Development is the responsibility of every professional across all industries. When completing CPD it is important to keep a record of the training completed each year, what learning objectives have been met, and what skills will be put into practice to improve and increase proficiency. The training record kept by an individual is typically called a CPD portfolio.

What is a CPD portfolio?

A CPD portfolio helps keep a track of progression from year to year. It is an individual’s evidential documentation of their Continuing Professional Development obligations for their professional body or association. Contained within a CPD portfolio would be the register of activities, such as training courses, workshops and educational events attended, as well as a copy of the delegate CPD certificates for each activity. These act as validation that the learning has been completed.

Professional bodies review their members CPD portfolio to ensure they are meeting their annual Continuing Professional Development requirements. A CPD portfolio should demonstrate a range of different methods of learning and the different impacts on future capability. Always ensure that you keep your CPD portfolio up to date, as it is more difficult to record CPD at the end of the year, hoping to remember everything completed over the last 12 months.

CPD points, units and credits explained:

One of the most frequent questions about Continuing Professional Development is how CPD is recorded, and specifically the question, “What is a CPD point, unit or credit?” The subsequent question is regularly, “How do CPD points relate to CPD Hours?” With the increasing number of professional bodies in the UK and their varying annual requirements of Continuing Professional Development, a natural split in common language terms and expression will arise. Different professional bodies use the terms ‘CPD points’, ‘CPD units’ or ‘CPD credits’ diversely depending on preference, typically for historical reasons when initially implementing their CPD policy, rather than from a modern day strategic perspective.

How do CPD points, units and credits relate to CPD Hours?

It is often found across all industries that CPD points, units and credits all relate to the same thing, CPD Hours? What are CPD Hours? The definition of a CPD Hour is the time spent for a delegate to be in “active learning”. Active learning defines the actual time spent learning something relevant for their Continuing Professional Development objectives. A great example of this would be 1-day accredited CPD training course. If the training starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm, with a 1-hour break for lunch, the CPD Hours would be 7 CPD Hours. 

For added information, it is estimated that 95% of all professional bodies use CPD Hours as their Continuing Professional Development measure and that where the terms CPD points, units or credits are used, these are in a typical 1:1 ratio with CPD Hours. By this, it is meant that typically 1 CPD point equals 1 CPD Hour.

Recording your CPD:

A structured and consistent approach to recording your CPD makes it easier to manage throughout the year. This also helps ensure an individual attends training and events relevant to their annual capability improvement objectives, which is more valuable than simply attending courses just for general interest. Recording your CPD allows reflection on what has been gained from the CPD activities and what can be implemented in day-to-day objectives, as well as what skill sets to develop next.

As a general rule, when recording your Continuing Professional Development in a CPD portfolio, it should contain the following information:- Date of CPD activity, Title of CPD activity, Brief description including learning objectives, the method of learning (i.e. training course, workshop, event, eLearning), number of CPD hours, points or credits and the overall learning outcome.

CPD Certification FAQ

Who certifies WFP events?

TT courses are certified by The CPD Certification Service. CPD points are allocated on a self-assessment basis and may not be appropriate for all disciplines/professions - please discuss with your CPD scheme organiser prior to attendance.

For more information please visit www.cpduk.co.uk.

Who certifies WFP events?

The CPD Certification Service advises that it is ultimately the individual's responsibility to evaluate the learning benefit achieved by participating in the training activity in question, and to allocate points/hours/learning time/credits in accordance with the CPD recording procedure of his or her professional body or organisation.

How do I register CPD points?

 

See the CPD Certification Service website for more details on managing your Continuing Professional Development and assessing the value of activities undertaken as part of your CPD scheme.