Continuing development

Continued Professional Development (CPD) involves planned learning and development activity that develops, maintains or extends knowledge, skills, understanding or performance.

It can include a wide range of activity designed to equip staff to provide high quality social care and to support career development. It is relevant to all workers in all settings, including those who are directly employed by the person they support.

Many of your staff may already have a level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (or the equivalent NVQ). There are a wide range of awards and certificates available for those workers who want to further develop their skills and knowledge within a particular area.

Whether you provide specialist services in learning disability, dementia or provide end of life care there are a range of options to choose from.

Your staff can also undertake individual units from within these options to suit their learning needs.  You can browse a list of units available within each of the qualifications and link to Ofqual to view the Learning Outcomes.


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