Definitions for "Continuing Professional Development"
Opportunities for individuals to increase their current level of knowledge and skills through coursework or other means in order to improve their employment.
A range of short and long training programmes, some of which have an option of accreditation, which foster the development of employment-related knowledge, skills and understanding.
A programme of personal study / training by which a person keeps their expertise relevant and up to date throughout their working life. Effective CPD is structured and broad-based and is not restricted to formal training courses.