Professional Development Centre
It provides learning and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and supports psychologists and those working in related fields with their professional development.
Professional Development workshops from 2017
From 2017 the Professional Development Centre will be concentrating its engagements in a number of areas:
- Core professional development workshops
- Emergent areas
- Themed workshops
Read more about recent changes to professional development.
Could you run a workshop for us? We’d like to hear from you by 28 February. Read our call for submissions.
Professional Development Programme 2016
The Professional Development Centre coordinates and manages a range of conferences, including the flagship events – BPS Annual Conference; Psychology 4 Students; and Psychology 4 Graduates.
The team also works with a range of Member Networks in facilitating conferences.
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.
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).
For more information, go to the myCPD page.