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CPD in the Information Technology sector

Overview of the IT Sector

The UK provides one of the largest Information Technology sectors in the world. According to UK Trade & Industry, the UK IT sector is worth £58billion annually. Technology Insights states 1.5million people are now employed in the UK IT sector which provides an overall contribution of £81billion (9%) to the total UK economy.

However, the IT sector encounters challenges as does any other industry sector. As Information Technology becomes more crucial to everyday life, the sector is pushed to make IT more ”real-time” and “user-friendly”, and consumerism drives thinking to expect more from IT whilst demanding to pay less. It is generally accepted that the IT sector has achieved levels of maturity over recent decades in line with more traditional industries, and a significant provider to the UK economy. Yet there has also been a shift in mind-set that IT innovation is now considered a normal evolutionary progression rather than a revolutionary shift in the way we live.

Similar to any industry the UK IT sector is not safe from the threats of, as both location & national boundaries obstructions diminish, and high-skilled labour becomes readily available across the globe at significantly varied scales of cost. Continuous investment in technological education is vital to maintain a competitive advantage from both a micro & macro-economic perspective.

CPD in the IT Sector

The IT sector is the umbrella expression for a vast range of varying skillsets and expertise. IT specialisms can include information systems analysis & design, databases & data management, computer cyber security, risk management, data analytics, computer games development, hardware support, network administration, IT consultancy, IT sales, software engineering, technical support, telecommunications, web design, app development & search engine optimisation.

According to Technology Insights (2011), the UK economy will require over 500,000 new IT professionals over the next 5 years working across all industry sectors. It is estimated that over 40% of IT professionals work supporting other industries such as finance, legal, retail, construction, manufacturing and the public sector. Traditional career paths do still exist in the IT sector although many typical progression routes are changing. Over the last two decades, the IT industry has encompassed highly skilled work with advanced technological developments. It may be necessary to change jobs frequently, building up experience and using learnt business skills to keep progress on careers. A balanced combination of high-level technical skills and the necessary soft skills are likely to be more successful in advancing careers.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) states “CPD is not an add-on, but an essential component of your professionalism. It is part of the professional competence and integrity of all members to actively engage with CPD, as stated in our Code of Conduct.” BCS has moved away from a traditional hours-based CPD system to a reflective learning process that can cover the wide variety of learning activities that can develop professional capabilities.

  • BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Association of Computer Professionals (ACP)
  • Association of Independent Computer Specialists
  • Information Technology Telecommunications and Electronics Association
  • Institute for the Management of Information Systems
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

Browse CPD Information Technology Training Providers

Surelock McGill Group

Manufacturer of Security, Ballistic and Blast Solutions

Terragon

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Technobeacon Consulting

Independent specialist Cyber Security training company

Opquast

Improving the quality of the web for everyone

Teacher Centric

Powerful software for teachers, students and parents

SYTECH - Digital Forensics

The UK’s Longest Established Digital Forensics Provider

Growth Partners Management

We’re an employee engagement company specialising in helping businesses to grow

Malinko

Software Development in Healthcare

S-RM Intelligence & Risk Consulting

Global Intelligence and Cyber Security consultancy

Texo DSI

A technology led integrated survey and inspection solution company

Ukie (Digital Schoolhouse)

The trade body for the UK games and interactive entertainment industry

Lockdown Cyber Security

Cyber Security Training specialists & Cyber Insurance facilitators

Parobus T/A Mortgage Broker Tools

The Research Platform for Mortgage Advisers

GDPRiS - GDPR in Schools

Market-leading data protection monitoring and management solutions for GDPR compliance

EMIS Group

Joining up care with integrated IT

Siegenia-Aubi

Window, door and comfort systems

Microdesk

Providing BIM and technology solutions to help AEC firms plan

CPD Information Technology Courses and Workshops

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Whistleblowing Investigation Programmes

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Introduction to Data Exploration and Analytics

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This course is an introduction to data analytics; setting in context where data exploration and anal...
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Data Manager: New to the Role

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A course for Data managers who are new to the role of working in schools with no prior experience of...
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GDPR + PECR & Marketing

2040 Training

A practical course to demystify the hype and misunderstanding surrounding data protection and direct...
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Microsoft Excel

Inspire Management Training Centre

Participants will gain an advanced level of understanding for the Microsoft Excel environment; and t...
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Fibre Connectivity in Real Estate

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This is a basic entry level training PPT into what real estate professionals need to look for connec...
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GDPR Essentials

2040 Training

A practical: no-nonsense course giving an overview of how the UK GDPR works in the real world. Inste...
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Accelerating Net Societal Impact - an Impact Maste...

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The Maanch Impact Masterclass is a unique Impact Induction designed for passionate start-ups; early...
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Preparing for OFSTED Training

GO 4 Schools (Hyperspheric Solutions)

A course for Senior leaders who wish to review the use of GO 4 Schools and prepare for inspection un...
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Goal Setting and Getting Things Done

Inspire Management Training Centre

Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. What makes a good go...
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Social Value in Bidding

Proactis Tenders

Social value answers in tenders are increasingly being allocated higher weightings. As an organisati...
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Quickbooks Basic Course

C S Bookkeeping

Course designed to teach basic software skills on the accounting software package Quickbooks.
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Cybersecurity in IP access control world

2N Telekomunikace

Presenting the importance of Cybersecurity on IP networks which host organisations security solution...
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Mobile Access Control

2N Telekomunikace

This course highlights the benefits of integrating smart phone technologies into end users IP access...
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Liquid Cooling

Iceotope Technologies

This workshop gives the attendee an overview of the issues facing the cooling of IT equipment in the...
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Crisis Management

Inspire Management Training Centre

Crisis management is as important as finance management; personnel management; etc. Having a clear a...
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Readers; Credentials and End to End Encryption

LenelS2 - Carrier Fire & Security

30 minute presentation focusing on access control credential market; technologies and best practices...
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Mobile Devices In the Security World

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30 minute presentation outlines the basic principles of what a mobile device is; the security risks...
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CPD Information Technology Online & eLearning

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This online course will enable you to gain certification on Sage Business Cloud Accounting. It will...
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PowerPoint 365

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Want to create effective PowerPoint presentations but don't know where to start? This online course...
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Developing a Workplace Mental Health Policy

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Record Keeping in Health Care Training Course

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At the end of this course; you will have an understanding of: What Health Care Records Are; Your Dut...
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At the end of this course; you will understand about: The Mental Capacity Act; The Mental Health Act...
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At the end of the training; participants will be able to: Understand what safeguarding children mean...
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Data Protection Essentials for Schools

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1000minds Decision-Making

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Get Your Grit Together

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Learn how to build your levels of grit; passion and perseverance more effectively. In this course yo...
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Grit Just Got Real

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Apply the scientific formula for becoming a grittier and more effective professional. In this course...
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You Don't Know Grit!

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Leverage your talent; passion and perseverance for career success. In this course you will (1) Learn...
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ImproveWell Academy – Part B – Launching an Initia...

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This is the second part of a training course that will give you all the tools you need to understand...
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Teaching Edexcel GCSE PE 9-1 Paper 1

The EverLearner

Teaching Edexcel GCSE PE 9-1 Paper 1 is a seven-week course aimed at teachers of Edexcel GCSE PE 9-1...
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Teaching OCR GCSE PE 9-1 Paper 1

The EverLearner

Teaching OCR GCSE PE 9-1 Paper 1 is a seven-week course aimed at teachers of OCR GCSE PE 9-1 or thos...
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Teaching AQA GCSE PE 9-1 Paper 1.

The EverLearner

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Easy and Achievable Weight Loss Certification

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This in-depth course is designed to help you lose weight the healthy way. With increasing consumptio...
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American Sign Language Level 3 Certification

Be-a Education Ltd T/A New Skills Academy

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Special Education Certification

Be-a Education Ltd T/A New Skills Academy

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ImproveWell Academy – Part C – Putting it into Pra...

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