The most important thing to focus on is relevance to your role and your career ambitions. The short film above will help you think about the importance of relevant CPD. This section also includes useful tools and advice to help you plan relevant activity, source CPD activities and review your learning.
Key things to think about
If you work in accounting and finance, you will need to keep your technical knowledge current. Practising members should aim to ensure that an appropriate amount of development is undertaken in their area(s) of technical specialism. Members holding an ACCA practising certificate and audit qualification must ensure they maintain their competence in audit - even if no audit work is currently being undertaken.
If your career has moved away from accounting and finance, you should undertake learning which is relevant to your new career - which could be in anything from teaching to law, or consultancy to IT.
No matter what route your career has taken, it is important to consider non-technical skills. You may wish to pursue learning in business management, personal effectiveness, leadership and strategy or IT. ACCA recognises activity within all of these areas - what is important is that your learning is relevant to you.