Do you value continuous learning? Do you see it as essential to your ongoing success?
Take control of your professional development and future-proof your career, starting now.
Have up to 10 years professional experience AND continuously seek to maintain high professional standards
Have a registration with a professional body or institute whereby you are regularly undertaking CPD
A degree (or be working towards one), or equivalent to UK NVQ Level 5
Post Nominals: MInstCPD
CPD Hours: Mandatory 20 hours per annum
Fee: FREE FOR 1ST YEAR then £119 per annum
Who is Member for?
You might want to take your career in a different direction….
Your mid-career working for an organisation that offers plenty of internal avenues – whether that be a sidestep or a step up…..
How can I demonstrate that I have the attitude and desire to progress?
My ideal job would be in a school. As a 38-year-old mother with a disabled child and having worked most of my adult life in either retail or hospitality, working in a school would be perfect for me. I’m at the stage where I need to focus on both my family and yet still want to contribute towards a career as I still have a lot to give. In my previous roles, I have been successful holding down some big responsibilities… in some cases assistant manager for a high turnover retail store, but jumping from job to job and other than being a parent, I have no experience or knowledge of working within a school and my education is predominantly based around performing arts and dance – not much use to a school unless it was for a teacher and even then, I would need a degree not to mention need better maths, English and science GCSE grades. So how did I give myself a fighting chance to at least get an interview….
That’s where joining the institute of CPD as a member came into play. It helped point me in the direction of where to find industry insights within education – things like safeguarding for example, something of which I would’ve never known about before and would’ve relied solely on a cover letter and transferable skills on my CV. It also demonstrated how I can reskill myself by providing a marketplace where I can find reliable and trusted learning. It is thanks to this membership that enabled me to access the learning I needed as well as giving me post nominals after my name that I can proudly use as an employability tool on both my CV and LinkedIn channel.
Applicants for Member status may be required to provide evidence of their date of birth and qualification criteria. On meeting the criteria, iCPD Members can upgrade their membership to iCPD Fellow, and receive the post-nominals FInstCPD.
Membership of the institute awards individuals with post nominals and to recognise a commitment to lifelong and continual learning. It does not acknowledge a business or training organisation as a CPD approved provider. All membership badges therefore, must not be used as an endorsement to award CPD points or certification to delegates, nor be marketed in a way that contravenes the recognition of the individual.
If you are a provider seeking independent accreditation for your learning activities, please visit our official CPD accreditation partner www.cpdstandards.com