CPD Requirements

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) toolset is a core feature of your membership and designed to support you with your professional development activities. We have devised a three-stage cycle you can follow easily to meet your annual points requirements.

CPD Approach

  1. Step 1: Assess capability and plan learning
    Assess your skills and capabilities to help you understand your development needs so you can identify the right activities and measure your progress against these.

  2. Step 2: Acquire skills and knowledge
    Once you understand your development goals, you can go out and undertake activities to help you meet them. Your development is about you and so it is in your power to choose the activities that are relevant to your goals.

  3. Step 3: Apply and evaluate
    This final stage of the cycle focuses on the outcome of your activity and how it has helped you meet your development goals. When you log your activity, you will be asked to evaluate the outcome either by providing a description of your learning or by selecting the skills you have developed.

CPD Requirements

You must complete 20 points' worth of activities linked to the product you registered with within a 12-month period. Five points must come from Professional Experience, but the remaining 15 can be obtained from activities across the Training and Qualifications, Community Participation and Self-study categories.

One point equates to one hour’s worth of effort and you can record a minimum of 30 minutes or 0.5 points up to a maximum of 15 hours or 15 points. For Professional Experience, to gain the five points, you will need to list five activities that you undertake within your role and that link to the skills and behaviours expected of your role.

When you first register for AXELOS Membership, your account will be updated with 15 points to reflect your current certification which you have linked to your account.

You will need to log the activities for Professional Experience and submit those in order to achieve your first digital badge. You will then have the remainder of your membership period to achieve an additional 20 points, to receive a digital badge when you renew.

AXELOS Membership CPD Table

CPD Table

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