Continuing Professional Development
CPD is how “….professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain their capacity to practice safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice” (HCPC, 2013).
The range of CPD activities is extensive and includes work-based learning such as:
- BDA Classroom and BDA eLearning via the BDA Learning Zone
- reflective practice, clinical audit or Facebook journal club
- professional activity including active membership of a specialist group
- mentoring or teaching
- formal education from short courses to higher degrees