The BDA Centre for Education and Development (CED) provides quality assured education and continuing professional development programmes for dietitians and dietetic support workers. The CED currently offers courses, the Professional Development Award, the Re-entrants Programme and a range of CPD modules.
Dietitians - like all registrants of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)- must commit to continuing professional development (CPD) in order to remain registered and call themselves a dietitian. The HCPC conducts a CPD audit every two years, normally selecting 2.5% of dietitians to ensure they are meeting CPD standards. Read more about how the BDA is supporting its members.
Review of CED Provision
Members were invited to comment on current CED provision and the vision for the future, including mobile and flexible learning. The survey was kindly sponsored by Abbott Nutrition, who provided £50 prizes for the three most innovative ideas for content / delivery of mobile learning.
- A summary of the CED provision survey results (August 2013).
The CED offers a range of one and two day courses for dietitians and dietetic support workers to support your continuing professional development. Here you can find information about the courses and events that we offer across the UK. All courses are BDA endorsed and delegates receive a certificate of attendance.
If you want help returning to practice as you have a qualification in dietetics and you are not currently registered with the HCPC, the BDA can offer advice and guidance.
The Professional Development Award is a five year programme which provides dietitians, who are BDA members with a mechanism for demonstrating Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
The BDA endorses learning activities for a wide range of organisations and individuals that provide learning activities with nutrition and dietetic content. BDA endorsement ensures the learning activity is of the highest quality, promotes best practice and is effective in educating participants.