Different ways to do CPD
On this page you will find helpful information on the different ways to do CPD.
My development is our dedicated CPD resource, which includes articles, e-learning and face-to-face courses, podcasts, webinars, research and qualifications. The section provides flexible, interactive and affordable CPD covering a range relevant technical and business skills.
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Learning at work
You can gain verifiable and non-verifiable CPD from a range of work-based activities. Look at the evidence examples in the 'related links' area of this page for more ideas of how learning at work can contribute to your CPD. Many of the activities that you do at work (eg starting a new role, coaching, mentoring, in-house training and briefings) will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills.
It is very important for you to identify when something is a learning activity and when it is your routine job responsibility. If you undertake new learning in order to carry out a task, it contributes to CPD. If no learning has taken place, you will not have gained CPD.
Working for an ACCA Approved Employer - professional development is another way of achieving the CPD requirement through your work.
Find out more about becoming an Approved Employer - professional development.
Practical experience supervisor
Give something back, become a practical experience supervisor. All our trainees need a supervisor to satisfy the Practical Experience Requirements (PER) of the ACCA Qualification. As an ACCA member, you can act as a practical experience supervisor to one of our trainees, provided you work closely with them. You can also gain CPD through this important role, eg by:
- researching our PER to prepare for a one-to-one session with your trainee
- undertaking learning to keep your technical knowledge up to date in order to ensure a trainee's workplace performance is technically sound
- developing your management or coaching skills to ensure you are an effective ACCA practical experience supervisor. Examples include coaching or training, or researching constructive feedback techniques.
Please note that, over time, you may become familiar with the coaching techniques. It is important that you continue to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to gain CPD.
Find out more about ACCA practical experience supervisors.