CPD Value: Effortlessly Define Course Aims, Skills, and Outcomes

Finding the right Aims, Skills, and Outcomes is crucial for creating a solid record of livelong learning. However, we understand this initial step isn’t always straightforward. At Open CPD, with years of experience behind us, every day we are helping training providers by nailing down these fundamental course components. We know the common pitfalls and can […]

What Are CPD Hours and Credits?


The aim of this post is to provide a short guide to what are CPD hours and how they relate to other terms you may have heard. These include CPD credits and CPD points. Upping your skills and knowledge through Continued Professional Development is the responsibility of all of us in every industry. When completing […]

Why Keeping a Record of Lifelong Learning is Crucial for Your Career

These days, staying on top of your game at work means you need to keep learning. Lifelong learning isn’t just a nice-to-have; it’s essential. But there’s a big problem if we cannot show a proper record, and I don’t mean simply saying the date and the title. Yes, proof is needed, but what was the […]

Strategies for Cutting the Cost of Accreditation: A Guide

Cutting the cost of accreditation

If you’re a professional or business owner, you know the value of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation. It is a mark of quality that demonstrates your commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in your field. However, accreditation can be expensive, especially if you are just starting out or running a small business. In […]

Pay-As-You-Go Guide: Cost of CPD Accreditation Savings

No need to invest up front, choose the cost effective option

Open CPD is the future of CPD for lifelong learning. It offers advantages such as time and cost savings for small training companies. In this blog post, we will discuss why Open CPD’s approach is what companies need today and its potential benefits. Obtaining CPD accreditation from commercial accreditation bodies, including the costs associated with […]

How to Award CPD Points Easily

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential aspect of skill-building and career advancement. It helps professionals stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, develop new skills, and enhance their knowledge base. CPD points are a way to measure the value of such learning experiences, and they play a crucial role in ensuring that professionals maintain […]

Unlock Your Success: CPD Certification with Open CPD

Are you tired of the traditional CPD accreditation process? Do you find it challenging to create and modify training courses as per your needs? If yes, then Open CPD is here to revolutionise your CPD accreditation. In this blog, we will help you understand what CPD accreditation is and its importance for professional development. We […]

Tips for Creating CPD-Ready Courses

Discover strategies to design courses that offer CPD points. By following these best practices, you can develop high-quality CPD courses that empower professionals to advance their skills and careers.

What is self-accreditation?

Self-accreditation is a valuable tool for organizations that provide professional development training or courses. It provides increased control, faster accreditation timelines, lower costs, and increased flexibility. If you’re considering self-accreditation, platforms like OPEN-CPD can help simplify the process and provide clear guidelines for accreditation.

CPD Marketing: The Gateway to Success for SME Training Providers

CPD Marketing in the UK is more than just distributing certificates. There are 5 reasons why this is a good strategy: 1: Gain a competitive edge, 2: Enhance participant Employability, 3: Sharing knowledge and expertise,4: Growing with your audience and 5: Showcasing a commitment to continuous learning