Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) enables paediatricians to maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and competence for effective clinical practice.
CPD is different from the general and specialist postgraduate medical training that precedes a career grade post.
Whether in the NHS, universities or independent practice, CPD is relevant to all doctors in non-training career grade posts, including:
- Specialty, Associate Specialist and Staff grade doctors (SAS)
- Trust doctors
Although not compulsory, we recommend that associate and ordinary members and fellows participate in the RCPCH CPD scheme. After trainees acquire a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), they should consider participating in the College's CPD scheme. CPD has relevance to clinical governance and doctors must be able to demonstrate that they are undertaking and reflecting on an appropriate range of activities for appraisal and revalidation.
We offer a portfolio of quality assured professional development opportunities - including face to face courses across the UK and e-learnings. All courses are developed and delivered by experts in their field.
We are always developing new courses - find out more and how to get involved.
You can also see links to educational tools that are supported by the College.
Compass gives you access to a portfolio of quality assured courses to support your training and professional development.
All RCPCH members have a Compass account - sign in to your RCPCH online account to access. Non-members can register for and sign in directly on Compass.
CPD scheme and online diary
Phone: 020 7092 6107
RCPCH education provision
For information regarding e-learning, education events, projects and courses
Phone: 020 7092 6088