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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MEMBERS OF THE SAFETY AND RELIABILITY SOCIETY AND CPD

The Society is committed to providing members with guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Professional development is at the centre of the aspirations of the Society and we are keen that members take part.

MEMBERS WHO ARE REGISTERED WITH THE ENGINEERING COUNCIL

Registration with the Engineering Council carries an obligation through their code of conduct for professional development. From 2019 CPD in mandatory and subject to sampling for Engineering Council Registrants. More information about Engineering Council requirements here.

From the Engineering Council Website – CPD Code for Registrants:

“Engineering Technicians, Incorporated Engineers, Chartered Engineers and ICT Technicians should take all necessary steps to maintain and enhance their competence through CPD. In particular they should:

  • Take ownership of their learning and development needs, and develop a plan to indicate how they might meet these, in discussion with their employer, as appropriate.
  • Undertake a variety of development activities, both in accordance with this plan and in response to other opportunities which may arise.
  • Record their CPD activities.
  • Reflect upon what they have learned or achieved through their CPD activities and record these reflections.
  • Evaluate their CPD activities against any objectives which they have set and record this evaluation.
  • Review their learning and development plan regularly following reflection and assessment of future needs.
  • Support the learning and development of others through activities such as mentoring, and sharing professional expertise and knowledge.

Please note that the Code does not specify a minimum amount of time to be spent on CPD each year. Instead, it focuses on the outputs of CPD activity for the maintenance and enhancement of competence appropriate to the individual and their job role. CPD requirements for engineers and technicians will vary according to their discipline and the stage of their career.”

The Society provides an online portal for Continuing Professional Development. mycareerpath can be found in the Members Only area of the website and is available by registering for this part of the website. If you have any questions about CPD or mycareerpath, please call the SaRS office on 0161 393 8411.

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WHY  DO CPD?

Because working professionals from all disciplines need to refresh and widen their knowledge. All institutions and professional societies require their members to maintain current awareness within their chosen discipline; from 2016 it will be a mandatory requirement of the Engineering Council for a registrant to maintain CPD and this will be sampled. A member of an institution/society may be required to complete CPD

WHEN TO DO CPD?

Throughout your career. Consider your immediate and longer term professional needs, how you can satisfy them, and integrate them into your working life.

HOW TO DO CPD?

Follow the guidelines above and register with mycareerpath.