BWB are now formally accredited by the CPD Standards Office. This accreditation means that we are now an official Registered Provider with the CPD Standards. Any delegate who attends one of our events or seminars is now able to claim CPD hours, which can subsequently be used for a formal CPD record for a professional body, institute or employer.

What are CPD hours?

CPD hours, or CPD points, are required by a number of professional institutions. The majority of professional bodies and institutes generally require the accruement of a set number of CPD hours through training, seminars & workshops, events & conferences, as well as other structured forms of CPD learning.

Points (and hours) are allocated according to the learning objectives achieved. As a general rule, one CPD point equals one CPD hour, but this may differ within different sectors.

Who can claim CPD hours?

If you are a member of a professional institute, they are likely to have CPD policies and expect their members to undertake CPD. Our seminars and training courses are available to a number of professionals, especially working within the legal and HR sector, who are able to claim CPD hours through attending our events.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority operates a compulsory CPD scheme for solicitors and registered European lawyers in the UK to undertake a minimum of 16 hours of CPD a year. For further information on CPD for Solicitors, please click here.

Additionally, the CIPD Royal Charter and professional standing states that CPD is a requirement for all CIPD members. For further information on CPD for CIPD members, please click here.

How do I claim CPD hours?

You as an individual have the responsibility to record your own CPD hours. As a CPD provider, we will state how many hours are available for each of our events and seminars.

If you would like any further information on CPD, please visit the CPD Certification Service website.

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