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 Leading CPD Body Unveils Comprehensive Whitepaper on Continuing Professional Development


The CPD Standards Office is proud to announce the release of its latest whitepaper, "CPD Research Project 2023-2024." This extensive report provides critical insights into the evolving landscape of Continuing ProfessionalDevelopment(CPD)acrossvarioussectors,highlightingthediverseneedsofprofessionalsand the strategic importance of CPD in career advancement.


The report reveals fascinating developments in the world of CPD. A staggering 90% of individual respondents claim to have been able to achieve career development as a direct result of CPD. Training providers, however, while invested in delivering CPD training, have been shown to have tremendous room for growth. Professional bodies reveal curious differences in perception of CPD amongst different generations while also confirming plans to incorporate AI into guided career development.






  • GenerationalPreferences:AnalysesthedifferingCPDpreferencesacrossgenerations,emphasisingthe need for both traditional and technology-driven learning solutions.


  • MarketOverview:ExploresthecurrentstateofCPD,identifyinggapsbetweenCPDofferingsandthe evolving needs of professionals.


  • AIIntegration:DiscussesthepotentialimpactsofAIonCPDpoliciesandtheproactivemeasuresbeing taken by professional bodies.


  • Strategies for Providers:Offers actionable insights for CPD training providers to enhance their offerings, align with market demands, and support career growth.


Key Findings


  • CPD is personal responsibility: 42% of respondents use their own funds to do CPD, 33% share with their employer, and only 25% rely on the company
  • 90% of people report advancing their careers because of CPD
  • CPD is growing in reach with 71% of training providers reporting that they deliver training across regulated and non-regulated sectors
  • Majority of training (71%) offer a free taster, allowing learners to choose the right training and the right trainer





"Our latest research underscores the critical role of CPD in today's dynamic professional landscape. By understanding and addressing the diverse needs of professionals, we can ensure CPD remains a powerful tool for career development and industry



The whitepaper serves as a valuable resource for professionals, training providers, and professional bodies, offering data-driven strategies to navigate the complexities of CPD in the modern era.


About The CPD Standards Office


Founded as a direct outcome of the CPD Research Project in 2010, The CPD Standards Office is dedicated to enhancing the quality and effectivenessofCPD.ThroughRigorousresearchandinnovativeaccreditationservices, the office supports

professionals and organisations in achieving excellence in professionaldevelopment.


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Nina Alexander, Marketing Manager