Education & Professional Development team

We develop and deliver the education and professional development portfolio to support and benefit paediatricians and child health professionals.

This includes a range of face-to-face and online education programmes, support tools, guidance and advice on careers, revalidation and continuing professional development (CPD), and processing CPD approvals and endorsement of external programmes. We are responsible for the development of international education activity.

Our aims:

  • Provide a quality portfolio that meets the needs of the workforce, is educationally robust, value for money and positively impacts on practice fit with the college's strategic aims
  • Set the standards for excellent training and lifelong education of paediatricians in the UK and overseas, including career advice and support for members at all levels, from trainee to consultant
  • Facilitate the development of a knowledgeable and competent multi-disciplinary child health workforce by offering quality educational programmes

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Recent content


Safeguarding in the digital world (Level 3) – online

19 June 2023
This one day course looks at both the potential benefits and the potential harms of the online world for children and young people and how paediatricians can best support them to use this environment well. Please note: This is a virtual course, facilitated online via Zoom.

DCH Clinical exam preparation course - online

06 April 2023
This one-day course will familiarise you with the Diploma of Child Health Clinical exam. You will gain a greater understanding of the assessment criteria, the key skills required, the pitfalls to avoid by focusing on exam technique and, through practice, how to approach each station. Please note:...

MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice exam preparation - online workshop

30 March 2023
In this new half-day workshop we’ll explore topics within the AKP exam that have proven particularly challenging to previous candidates. We’ll use case scenarios to help you understand the key knowledge and skills being examined and the pitfalls to avoid. We’ll also provide practical tips of how ...