Starting a new job is often a very rich source of CPD. You will have learned a lot of new information to carry out your job and this activity can count as CPD. For example, you may have had an induction to a new company, learned new systems, processes and policies, or received in-house training. You may have spent time in research and self-study.

Provided what you learn is relevant to your role or future career aspirations, then lots of different activities can count as CPD, including:

  • webinars
  • online courses by an external provider or provided internally by your employer
  • face-to-face courses by an external provider or provided internally by your employer
  • work shadowing
  • on-the-job training
  • undertaking research or self-study, for example to carry out a new task or project or to write publications and technical articles
  • attending meetings (where new learning is gained)
  • attending conferences
  • attending workshops
  • podcasts
  • online articles
  • committees/ panels/ discussion groups
  • additional qualifications
  • coaching or mentoring (either being coached or mentored by someone else, or completing learning to carry out coaching or mentoring yourself)
  • networking

Work-based activities can be an excellent source of CPD, so look back through your work calendar and diary to help you remember any learning you’ve done during the year. You can then add this learning to your CPD record. You may find that by including these, you have now met the CPD requirement for the year and you can complete your CPD declaration via myACCA.