Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a part of the life-long learning process, the importance of CPD is about monitoring your professional standards. It is a requirement of your professional body and it should fit into your organisation’s system of personal development review and planning. Your organisation can accredit for the purpose of CPD with your professional body, saving you duplication of record keeping by using your organisation’ documentation and systems

As a qualified accountant / AAT professional member in the NHS, you will be aware that ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA and AAT all recognise that some employers provide excellent learning and development programmes for their employees.  They, therefore, allow employers to register with them as ‘approved’ or ‘accredited’ for CPD purposes. This means that, if you work for such an organisation, you can achieve your CPD requirements by participating in your organisation's employee appraisal and/or development programme and you do not need to complete a separate CPD programme for your institute.  You are, of course, still required to keep a detailed record of your CPD activities.

The professional body CPD policies are listed below:

CIPFA CPD
ACCA CPD
CIMA CPD
AAT CPD
ICAEW CPD

For further clarification of the policies listed above, please see CPD guidance