Continuing professional development (CPD) is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth. 

Explore our resources on CPD for valuable insights into the CPD cycle. Discover case studies, factsheets and the self assessment to help with your professional development.


Designed for practitioners, our guides provide recommendations and advice on how to apply good practice in the workplace.

Three Guides about CPD
How to Write an academic essay
An academic essay is a formal piece of writing which presents an argument to the reader. Learn how to write persuasive and robust academic essays.
How to Study Effectively
There are a number of key considerations when developing an approach to studying to suit you. These study tips will help ensure you study effectively.
How to Write a Critical Review
A critical review is a detailed analysis and assessment of a piece of writing. Understand how to write a critical review that is valid, sound and unbiased.


Research and analysis by experts from CIPD and partner organisations

Two Reports about CPD
On the brink of a game changer?
An examination of how better collaboration between business and the voluntary sector is key to achieving successful employer-supported volunteering placements
Employee volunteering for learning and development
A look at the link between employee volunteering programmes and learning and development strategies


Webinar recordings providing expert guidance

Eight Webinars about CPD
Jobs search webinars 2022
Supporting CIPD members in successful job search
CIPD qualifications webinar: Take your career to the next level
Listen to our webinar to hear how our new qualifications could give you the skills and knowledge you need to excel in the people profession.
Be the change you want to see: How our volunteers are making an impact during the pandemic
Watch our webinar to find out how our volunteers having been using their professional expertise to help others during the pandemic.
Building your career 2021
Expert advice to help you to identify and achieve the next steps on your path to a rewarding career in the people profession
The new CIPD qualifications
Watch our webinar to find out more about the new CIPD qualifications and how they can take your career to the next level
Career paths in the people profession
Watch our webinar to hear first-hand from experienced professionals on the various career paths available in the people profession
Moving on and up in a pandemic
Watch our webinar to hear how you can identify and progress to the next stage of your career post-pandemic
Breaking into the people profession
Expert advice and strategies to help you kickstart your career

Bitesize research

Your regular overview of current research, inspiring insights and cutting-edge ideas in bitesize

One Bitesize research about CPD
Bitesize research
Beyond training hours: reflections on CPD
Explore this analysis of CPD challenges
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