Whether you are just beginning your career as an AHP or are a seasoned professional, you will most likely be aware your CPD must include a mixture of different types of learning. As a registered Allied Health Professional, HCPC requires you to carry out at least two different types of learning activity, although in practice you will most likely do much more than this.
The types of CPD can include:
- Work-based learning - e.g. reflecting on experiences at work, considering feedback from service users, or being a member of a committee.
- Professional activity - e.g. being involved in a professional body or giving a presentation at a conference.
- Formal education - e.g. going on formal courses or carrying out research.
- Self-directed learning - e.g. reading articles or books.
But what does this look like in reality? There could be many things you are already doing day-to-day that can count towards this mixture of activities, so here are just a few suggestions to get your CPD juices flowing.
We wrote a whole article about it, which you can read here.