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|Continuing Professional Development|
Continuing Professional Development
IEP is committed to members maintaining their professional status through undertaking continuing professional development (CPD). IEP expects members to make a commitment to remain up to date with their competence, knowledge and skills and to use this in support of their career progression.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is defined as enabling employability practitioners to maintain the competence, knowledge and skills central to their job roles and to pursue successful professional careers in employment related services. It is based on the principles that CPD is:
All members are expected to:
IEP recognises a wide range of activities for the purposes of CPD. Some are known to require high levels of input from the learner and have a high impact e.g. attending an IEP endorsed training course or participating in coaching. IEP also recognises wider activities that have a lower impact and require less effort from the learner e.g. writing a blog or attending a meeting.
CPD activities should always be relevant to the needs of IEP’s members and their employers and in the case of formal training activities should be; well-designed, with clear aims and objectives, well-run and taught by experienced professionals and regularly evaluated, reviewed and updated.
Recording your CPD
The IEP has developed a new method for members to record their CPD activities. A monthly CPD Training Programme designed for frontline staff, attending IEP events and our 'Endorsed by IEP Induction Pack enables members to earn CPD points through online surveys and exams.