Why your training business needs to be CPD Accredited in numbers

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Simon West

1600

There are 1600 professional bodies in the UK alone.  Each has its own membership with varying membership and CPD requirements.

5,000,000

There are 5 million individuals undergoing CPD or in CPD Schemes in the UK.

15 to 20

Each professional undergoing CPD in the UK will average 15 to 20 hours of CPD every year

12,000,000

This all means that there are over 12 million days of CPD undertaken in the UK every year.

6 weeks

The time time it takes an organisation to become accredited with The CPD Standards Office

9.2 weeks

The average time it takes to cover the cost of accreditation from The CPD Standards Office

27.6%

The average increase in delegate satisfaction from a non-accredited course to an accredited course.

192 seconds

The average time it takes a training organisation to understand the value of becoming CPD Accredited.

11 responses to “Why your training business needs to be CPD Accredited in numbers”

  1. I have been toying with the idea of ‘CPD Accreditation’ for some time. Could you please clarify which professional bodies have actually confirmed that ‘CPD Accreditation’ actually meets their requirements?

  2. Hi, I have actually spoken with Chester Sealy abput accreditation.
    I am also interested in knowing which professional bodies have actually confirmed ‘CPD Accreditation’ meets their requirements as this will definitely help in forming a decision amongst others.

    Thank you
    Risi

    • Thank you for your question Risi, one of our CPD Experts will be in contact with you shortly to answer your query.

  3. I too am keen to know which professional bodies have confirmed that CPD accreditation meets their requirements. That should swing it for me as a training provider currently contemplating CPD accreditation.

  4. I too am keen to know which professional bodies have confirmed that CPD accreditation meets their requirements. That should swing it for me as a training provider currently contemplating CPD accreditation.
    I’d also like the answer posted, as opposed to being contacted by a ‘CPD’ expert please!

    • Hi James,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We are guided by our independent Expert Advisory Board (see our webpage link ‘About us’) who are closely linked with or work for a number of professional bodies and membership organisations. This keeps our independent assessment process up-to-date with changes to professional bodies’ CPD policies. The Chair of our Board founded Memberwise which is a network home to all of the key professional bodies and regulators in the UK.

      We also attend quarterly meetings with a group called the UKIPG CPD Forum which invites professional bodies to present on their CPD policies.

      You can see which professional bodies we have worked closely with this year in our Annual Review 2016 which was published today: https://www.cpdstandards.com/latest-news/

      Whilst not every professional body stipulates that CPD activities must be accredited, there is broad consensus from the communities that we work with that CPD Standards accreditation is a verifiable signpost to high quality CPD activities.

      Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us if you would like some more clarification.

      Best wishes,

      Lizzie

  5. Are you yourself in any way recognised by or work together with the International/ National
    Standards Organisation, UK national educational authorities or a EU Body? Even thiugh the last may not be relavant after the coming 2 years, till then it could support Europe-wide training activities..
    I understand that this is a more volantary approach among and beyond sectors, nevertheless it is ibteresting to find the bases of your own accrediting process, if you don’t mind my putting it this way.
    Thank you for your clarifications!

  6. I really want to understand this: what is the benefit to the participants?

    I already deliver workshops to the level of MBA students through a business school so we can assume that the pre-work, delivery, resources, post-support are of the right level.

    Is this just a nice badge for the employer but of minimal value to the learner?

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