The BDA Professional Development Award is a five year structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for dietitians.
The Award will help you in ensuring you are up to date with collecting your CPD, encourage you to become more organised and will give you the confidence that you will be ready for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD audits.
The Award facilitates the collection of evidence of CPD and provide tools to aid reflection. The Award requires participants to submit three reflections per year in Year 1-4, these are assessed by trained BDA CPD assessors and constructive feedback provided. For Year 5 you will be required to submit a reflective account describing practice development and provide evidence of post registration education or further professional development.
The Award is for dietitians working full and part time and is suitable for all dietitians, regardless of where you work. Once you have successfully completed the Award you will be able to use, for example ‘BDA Professional Development Award 2010’ on your correspondence, business cards, etc. This will demonstrate that you have a commitment to professional development and will be a highly valued attribute.
The Award also helps in ensuring that you are up to date with collecting your CPD, will encourage you become more organised with your CPD evidence collection and ensure that you are writing those all important reflective statements. This will give you the confidence that you will be ready for the HCPC CPD audits.
For further information please visit the members' section of the BDA website > Professional Practice and Education > Continuing Professional Development.
The cost to register for the Award is £60. The annual submission fee is £45.
If you are not a BDA member but would like to register for the Award, please visit the membership pages to join the BDA.