The benefits of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD benefits both you as an individual in helping you to achieve your career aspirations, employers and the IT industry as a whole by ensuring it has competent professionals performing the work.

Many companies do not have a structured development scheme for their employees and so, for a large majority of people working in IT, their development is for the most part up to them.

Proactively embracing the self-management of your CPD has many benefits:

  • Shows your commitment to your self development, your career and to the wider IT industry 
  • Enables you to evaluate your learning and recognise its real value
  • Enables you to recognise your knowledge gaps and helps you to address these
  • Enables you to plan and achieve your career goals
  • CPD is an indicator of professionalism
  • Allows you to up-skill and engage in innovate solutions
  • Enables you to enhance your employability

Our Approach

Recording your CPD has moved on from traditional points or hours-based training to a process of reflective learning. This approach enables you analyse the benefits of your CPD activities to ensure they contribute to your personal career aspirations.

Learn more about our approach

Record your CPD using the BCS Personal Development Plan!

On a compatible smartphone, tablet device or PC, record your Development Goals and Activities. Start using the BCS Personal Development Plan at pdp.bcs.org today using your Secure Area login and password.

Personal Development Plan

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