March 2016

Hi all,

Phew! February went fast and it was filled with good news. How was yours?

What is going on your world in March? Do you have any CPD events, new training programmes to get accredited or are you renewing your membership?

To share your views and reviews, remember to use our twitter hashtag #CPDSO for all things CPD related.

Here is our monthly update on CPD research, market insight and provider spotlights.  If you have any questions for our CPD experts, please contact us on:  0203 745 6463


Research with Rosetta Stone – ‘The CPD Led Approach’

Rosetta Stone and the CPD Standards Office have delivered a report on how learning can be structured in business and highlighting that a CPD-led approach can deliver a better return on investment.

The report examines:

  • The extent professional training is offered in organisations
  • The type of training offered
  • The benefits companies see for a structured training programme that accredits employees for their commitment.

The survey went out to 100 HR decision makers who reviewed how learning and development needs could be better aligned to business objectives.

Here is what they said:

  • 63% offered professional development opportunities
    • …and within that, 75% provided accredited CPD led courses.

The benefit of CPD to any business is that it provides guaranteed learning if it is structured meaning it must account for different learning styles and need, so everyone can access training.

Organisations with language barriers

Businesses that employ workers who speak different languages on a regular basis, would benefit from investing in a strategy to help them communicate effectively.

Rosetta Stone language courses were accredited by the CPD Standards Office and this meant that it could improve its business model. Instead of selling language courses only to consumers, an accredited CPD Standards logo meant Rosetta Stone could reach out to corporate organisations and help develop workforce language capabilities.

Language training courses with Rosetta Stone have been developed so employees can record their learning and reflect upon their needs. This is a strategic way to engage a work force with language learning and is an opportunity to continually develop grow. For Rosetta Stone, a CPD Standards accreditation has been a competitive advantage.

70:20:10 concept

With HR budgets under constant scrutiny, there is pressure to ensure resources are managed and spent well on training.

The experiential learning concept 70:20:10 is beginning to gain traction as it is recognised for its effective ‘on-the-job’ training. 70 per cent of learning comes through experience, 20 per cent from social learning and only 10 per cent through formal learning approaches such as one trainer in a classroom.

The CPD Research Project estimates 13% of the UK’s workforce (5 million professionals) are required to undertake CPD training every year and this is forecast to grow dramatically due to more innovative ways to learn.

The growth of mobile learning and the 70:20:10 concept marry well and have created the term ‘digital CPD’. This means structured learning in business has never been so highly regarded because everyone in the workforce, with a smart phone, can access training.

Corporate organisations that realise ‘digital CPD’ is an opportunity to develop its workforce, will see a good return on investment and business growth.

How does structure learning in business report relate to you?

There is an opportunity for accredited training providers to deliver on the demand for ‘digital CPD’. Listen to HR decision makers and see what business objectives they are setting. Make sure your accredited CPD courses are aligned with corporate priorities and that your training can help their business grow.

Market Insight- Changes to CPD in PR and Nurses and Midwives

We will be sending out some information soon on how to market your accredited CPD training courses for nurses and midwives.

Make sure your CPD course are up-to-date and in line with new regulations.

Read our news piece which highlighted the changes and implications for CPD training providers.

Membership spotlights

Lastly, we have some great membership stories and we want to put the spotlight on them. So here we go…

Please do not hesitate to call out CPD experts if you have any questions about your membership on this number: 0203 745 6463

The CPD Standards and Rosetta Stone have partnered to deliver a thought provoking report about the importance of language learning in companies which employ people where English is not there first language.

Round up

That is for now! If you have any questions about your membership and accreditation please do not hesitate to contact the Office.

If you have any questions about your membership then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0203 745 6463