Professional Development Centre

The Professional Development 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 Professional Development Centre include e-learning courses, workshops and events.

Professional Development Programme 2016

Do you have expertise in the latest skills and research in psychology? We are looking for people to run high quality CPD events on the latest thinking in psychology for the 2016 Professional Development Programme.

Workshop proposals are sought in the following areas and CPD Topics. Workshop proposals on other areas are also welcome.

The Society’s annual Professional Development programme is organised in conjunction with our member networks. If you are interested in offering workshops or training events please complete a workshop proposal form and email it with accompanying documentation to the BPS Professional Developmental Centre by 17:00 Monday 1 June 2015.

Please also see our guidelines for facilitators.

Professional Development Directory 2015

The 2015 Professional Development Directory is now available. 

The new Directory has over 90 workshops and includes the popular supervision, expert witness, and private practice workshop programmes.  


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.

Contact details

You can contact the Learning Centre on 0116 252 9925 or by email at