Recording and reviewing your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities

When you have completed activities, it is essential to record your CPD in order to keep track of what you have done and how your knowledge, skills and competencies have improved over time.

You can use the BCS Personal Development Plan to record your CPD plans and the results of achieving your goals and completing your activities at pdp.bcs.org. If you are a BCS member, use your Member Secure Area login or (if you’re not a member of BCS) you can register to get your free login and password.

CPD is often required in order to maintain professional certifications or awards, CITP for instance.

You should review your CPD activities and consider for each CPD activity:

  • Has it delivered what you expected of it?
  • How have your knowledge, skills and competencies been enhanced?

Evaluate the outcome of an individual CPD activity.

Go back and evaluate the CPD activities to determine what additional benefits have been gained. In particular, in addition to whether it delivered what you expected:

  • How have you benefited from the CPD?
  • How have you been able to bring what you have learned into your work?
  • How has your employer/customer benefitted?

Reflection

It is likely that, to achieve a specific goal, you may need to execute more than one activity. It is also likely to be a number of weeks or months before you fully appreciate how you have been able to implement what you have learnt. This is where you need to reflect on your experience.

Learn more about how to reflect on the experience

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

Not a BCS Member? Register here to get your free login and password to use the Personal Development Plan.