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Make CPD Sticky!

On Thursday 21st April, The CPD Standards Office was a sponsor of Membership Excellence 2016 in London, the most important conference of the year for professional bodies, institutes and associations. The conference was themed ‘Membership: Evolution or Revolution’ and the CPD session invited speakers who presented on how they are dramatically changing the way their

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Dealing with the Apprenticeship Levy

What is it? In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay

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Publicise your CPD Accreditation

A number of our highly valued members are getting themselves into the press and publicising their CPD Standards accreditation achievement. Most recently Dale Howarth, a business consultant, achieved accredited speaker status for his presentations and speeches which the CPD Standards Offices third party assessment process deemed to be high quality and appropriate for CPD purposes. As a

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CPD for Competitive Advantage

Andrew Gibbons an independent management developer, wrote a blog for the Training Journal in February 2016 summing up why he thinks CPD is a competitive advantage to all businesses. Read here: Training Journal Blog Here are some of his best points: CPD is a low cost and high value strategy I believe that a clear and

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Seating Arrangements for Optimal Learning

How do you lay out the seating in your training rooms? Have you reviewed whether a different layout would help learning? Here is a quick rundown of seating options and how you may want to use them: Boardroom U shape Great for smaller groups where group discussion and peer engagement is important Café StyleTables of

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Are you Limited by How Much Training You Can Deliver?

Most small training providers are limiting their growth because key staff are required to deliver all the training and their time is limited. This article covers different ways that you can free these staff from delivering all the training and so allow the business to grow by providing more training.

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Doctors of the Future

The Royal Society of Medicine has released a four-part series called ‘doctors of the future’ covering topics that range from training in leadership to increasing use of digital technology. With the current issues surrounding the quality of work contracts for junior doctors, the series has come at highly relevant time to highlight what the future

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Improving the Standard of Apprenticeship Schemes

The CPD Standards Office investigates apprenticeship schemes in the UK, what employers can do to improve the quality and how accreditation can help raise the training standards. The annual National Apprenticeship week 2016 (14th -18th March) was themed ‘An apprenticeship can take you anywhere’ and raised the awareness to employers that mainstream education is not

Read More »

Make CPD Sticky!

On Thursday 21st April, The CPD Standards Office was a sponsor of Membership Excellence 2016 in London, the most important conference of the year for professional bodies, institutes and associations. The conference was themed ‘Membership: Evolution or Revolution’ and the CPD session invited speakers who presented on how they are dramatically changing the way their

Read More »

Dealing with the Apprenticeship Levy

What is it? In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay

Read More »

Publicise your CPD Accreditation

A number of our highly valued members are getting themselves into the press and publicising their CPD Standards accreditation achievement. Most recently Dale Howarth, a business consultant, achieved accredited speaker status for his presentations and speeches which the CPD Standards Offices third party assessment process deemed to be high quality and appropriate for CPD purposes. As a

Read More »

CPD for Competitive Advantage

Andrew Gibbons an independent management developer, wrote a blog for the Training Journal in February 2016 summing up why he thinks CPD is a competitive advantage to all businesses. Read here: Training Journal Blog Here are some of his best points: CPD is a low cost and high value strategy I believe that a clear and

Read More »

Seating Arrangements for Optimal Learning

How do you lay out the seating in your training rooms? Have you reviewed whether a different layout would help learning? Here is a quick rundown of seating options and how you may want to use them: Boardroom U shape Great for smaller groups where group discussion and peer engagement is important Café StyleTables of

Read More »

Are you Limited by How Much Training You Can Deliver?

Most small training providers are limiting their growth because key staff are required to deliver all the training and their time is limited. This article covers different ways that you can free these staff from delivering all the training and so allow the business to grow by providing more training.

Read More »

Doctors of the Future

The Royal Society of Medicine has released a four-part series called ‘doctors of the future’ covering topics that range from training in leadership to increasing use of digital technology. With the current issues surrounding the quality of work contracts for junior doctors, the series has come at highly relevant time to highlight what the future

Read More »

Improving the Standard of Apprenticeship Schemes

The CPD Standards Office investigates apprenticeship schemes in the UK, what employers can do to improve the quality and how accreditation can help raise the training standards. The annual National Apprenticeship week 2016 (14th -18th March) was themed ‘An apprenticeship can take you anywhere’ and raised the awareness to employers that mainstream education is not

Read More »
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