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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

Think Employment

An adult education provider delivering free, government-funded courses for adults, across the UK
Think Employment

Blackbird Corporate

SharePoint Training & Consultancy Specialists
Blackbird Corporate

EcoOnline

Software for a safer workplace
EcoOnline

Edvicons Middle East

Edvicons is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning
Edvicons Middle East

PetroShore Compliance Business School

Technical training and services company in Criminal Compliance and AML / FT
PetroShore Compliance Business School

Plumm Health

Mental wellbeing for empowered teams
Plumm Health

Circle UK Group

Facilities management services
Circle UK Group

The Chat Shop

Live Chat Outsourcing, Training and Consultancy
The Chat Shop

Charity Digital Trust

Inspiring, educating and connecting charities to digital technology
Charity Digital Trust

Ascension Education

At Ascension, we focus everything we do on improving the student learning experience.
Ascension Education

Be Confident Now

Video Training Courses and Workshops
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Oh Goodlord

Your award-winning lettings platform
Oh Goodlord

Cyber Fortified

Cyber Security and Information Technology Services
Cyber Fortified

Universal Access

Driving Global Inclusion across all industry sectors
Universal Access

WIDE Services

eLearning Solutions Company
WIDE Services

Skill Matters

Leading Course Training provider in London
Skill Matters

Trustdocs

Estate Planning and Legal Services
Trustdocs

Teleconsult UK

Teleradiology, telepathology, and IT services
Teleconsult UK

CPD Information Technology Courses and Workshops

Information Technology

Level 2 Food Safety

Skill Matters

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Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

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EFAW is required by all security guards; the training will cover the legal aspects of EFAW and the p...
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Communication Strategies

Inspire Management Training Centre

The communication strategies workshop will help participants understand the different methods of com...
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Mastering Web Scraping; Automation & Annotation

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Students will learn complete skills required for web scraping; automating; and annotating any type o...
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Financial Crime Compliance/AML Workshop (2 hours)

Great Chatwell Academy of Learning Ltd

A financial crime compliance and AML workshop that is to be delivered online to a large group of leg...
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Video network security for planners

barox Kommunikation

Security surveillance designers and consultants - learn more about: What needs to be protected; Prot...
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General Data Protection Regulation Awareness; Trai...

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Our GDPR Awareness training managed service is a superb online course used to train all employees ar...
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Join the Surelock McGill Group as they take you through an introduction to the world of ballistic pr...
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Analysing Data Team

GO 4 Schools (Hyperspheric Solutions)

This course is set up to enable the Data Manager responsible for GO 4 Schools to work with the Senio...
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Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

Inspire Management Training Centre

Assertiveness and self-confidence are comprised of important interpersonal communications skills and...
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ISO 500012018 Energy Management System; Internal A...

CFE Certification

This course is aimed at those with a knowledge of existing Energy Management Systems who are willing...
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ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System; Awareness...

CFE Certification

ISO 50001 is a widely recognized international standard which specifies the requirements for organiz...
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Live training: BRIBERY: Pitfalls Most Organisation...

ABAC Center of Excellence

Often Commit - the importance of implementing Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) This live traini...
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Time Management

Inspire Management Training Centre

Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able...
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Information Technology

Sage Making Tax Digital Webinar

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Sage run a fortnightly webinar for accountants and bookkeepers on Making Tax Digital for income tax...
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Satchel One: Show My Homework Training

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Satchel One is the online learning platform that fully involves all key stakeholders in the learning...
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Cortech Developments Data log MV Learning and Deve...

Cortech Developments

This is a specialist learning and development course to provide delegates with the necessary skills...
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Cortech Developments Datalog5 Learning and Develop...

Cortech Developments

This course provides an in depth look into the configuration; operation and error diagnosis between...
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i2 iBase Importing

Shortest Path Training

Increase your knowledge of the importing functionality available in the software. Build on previous...
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Capturing and interpreting heat network performanc...

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Despite good intentions; many UK heat networks do not perform anywhere near their intended efficienc...
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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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Sales Pitch and Closing

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Winning pitches is key to the success of any business. However, the difference between winning a pit...
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Managing Workplace Stress

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At some point during your career, you will most likely experience work-related stress. A small amoun...
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Train the Trainer

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Before you can start training other, you must first develop the knowledge and skills needed to conve...
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Business Ethics

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Learn how to apply a variety of practical and ethical approaches through online classes and web-base...
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Launchpad; Digital Marketer

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This free self-led 12-part programme provides learners with the tools to prepare for a Digital Marke...
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Thrive

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Thrive is a 12-part programme that enables learners to build a life of happiness and contentment; po...
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Thinking about setting up a coaching programme?

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This PDF can be used by organisations who are new to coaching as it provides some things to start th...
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Peer coaching workbook

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Peer coaching is all about providing support to each other to help identify areas of growth and lear...
Online Course
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Creating a positive coaching environment

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This animation is a high level view of how to start thinking about creating a coaching culture. The...
Online Course
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What is peer coaching?

THRIVE Learning

Coaches are all around you; it could even be you. Have you considered peer coaching? Check this out...
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Baby Loss podcast with Ross; Daddy to angel Norah...

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Baby Loss podcast with Ross; Daddy to angel Norah Faith Coniam and founder of Nine4Norah and Dads &...
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Baby loss awareness

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What might be people be feeling? You can hear more about that in this animation.
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Supporting colleagues

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Unfortunately some of your peers may lose babies during pregnancy; birth; or shortly afterwards. Som...
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Supporting parents

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Listen to this real story that shows the experience of a friend and how they supported their grievin...
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The statistics

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Baby loss is more common than you think. An estimated 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage. 1 in 8...
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Baby loss as a parent

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When you lose your baby it can be detrimental to your emotional and physical wellbeing. This animati...
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Power; you either have it or you don't. Is it really that simple? Or can you learn to develop your o...
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Get more done

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Did you know it take the brain 15 minutes to refocus after switching our attention to something else...
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CPD Information Technology Events

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Tech Summit

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On the morning of December 9; The Times and Sunday Times Tech Summit will bring together CIOs; CTOs...
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