Learning Centre and CPD

The BPS Learning Centre is the Society’s training and development portal.

It provides learning and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and supports psychologists and those working in related fields with their professional development.

These include a CPD Approval scheme for externally provided CPD, myCPD an online system for planning and logging CPD and many CPD resources.

CPD opportunities from the BPS Learning Centre include e-learning courses, workshops and events.

Learning and Professional Development Directory

The 2014 Learning and Professional Development Directory is now available. 

Download the CPD Directory

The Directory includes the popular supervision, expert witness, and private practice workshop programmes.

2015 Programme

We are looking for suitably qualified individuals to run workshops in the 2015 programme.

Workshop proposals are sought in the following areas: 
(For a full breakdown of topics click here.)

Academic, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Coaching Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Community Psychology
Counselling Psychology
Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Educational and Child Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology
Occupational Psychology
Psychology of Women
Psychotherapy Psychology
Qualitative Methods in Psychology
Sexuality Psychology
Social Psychology
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology

The Society’s annual Learning & Professional Development programme is organised by the Learning Centre in conjunction with our member networks. If you are interested in offering workshops or training events please complete a proposal form and email it with accompanying documentation to learningcentre@bps.org.uk by 17:00 on 1 June 2014. 

Please also read our guidelines for facilitators.


A number of online CPD modules are available for you to complete at your own pace from anywhere with internet access, whether that be your office, on a train or the comfort of your sofa, making them ideal for people who find it difficult to travel to events.

The modules have been designed to suit all learning styles and because they are done online it means you can spend 20 minutes or an hour working on them.

Take a look at our e-Learning section for more information and a list of available courses.

CPD Approval Scheme

The CPD Approval Scheme is the Society’s model of approving programmes or events that are offered by external providers that meet the Society's standards. It enables CPD providers to have programmes or events that are of relevance to psychology and/or psychologists approved.

For more information, go to the CPD Approval scheme page.

CPD resources

To find out the recommended minimum number of CPD hours per year or what activities count towards your professional development, and other CPD guidance and advice visit the CPD resources section.

Psychologists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) will be required to maintain an ongoing record of their CPD in order to renew their registration. Further information on the HCPC CPD requirements can be found on their website.


Our online system, myCPD, provides a structured framework for planning and recording CPD. Members can use the system to record their needs and activities, and print reports to meet CPD requirements of an employer or regulator, such as those of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Access myCPD online planning and recording system.

For more information, go to the myCPD page.