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CPD in the Military sector

Overview of the Military Sector

In a dynamic and uncertain world, with increasing global competition, areas of political unrest and changes driven by technology, ensuring successful national security through sustainable investment, innovation and a highly-skilled trained workforce becomes ever more vital. The UK Defence sector is a world-class leader within the global industry, providing essential services, support and technologies to our Armed Forces around the world, contributing significantly to the support of international collaboration and trade opportunities.

The UK military and defence sector employs over 300,000 individuals spread over 9,000 companies. According to the Defence Growth Partnership (2014), which is a strategic partnership between the Government and the Defence Industry, well over 100,000 people are working directly in the industry, in high value, high-tech jobs, with a turnover of more than £22 billion a year.

The UK is the 2nd largest defence exporter in the world, with sales over £8 billion and a market share of 20%, second only to the US. 10% of the total UK manufacturing industry is estimated to be made up by defence sector contracts, with the UK biggest customer being the British Government itself.

CPD in the Military Sector

Major General N H Eeles CBE, Chairman of the Royal Artillery Centre for Personal Development states “Personal Development is for everyone; it is not limited by rank, location or trade.”

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) requires members to maintain and develop their professional competence and knowledge. The requirement is obligatory, with guidelines recommending what should be done. Continuing Professional Development is measured specifically in hours, and recommendations are made for the amount that a specific type of CPD activity can count towards the overall requirement. CPD activities should be recorded and validated with supporting evidence of training completed, using a CPD certificates and a personal record form.


  • British Armed Forces Federation
  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
  • Royal Artillery Centre for Personal Development
  • Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
  • Combined Armed Forces Federation
  • British Security Industry Association
  • Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • The Officers Association
  • Air Power Association

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Atlas Analytics

Expert analytical skills for individuals and organisations. Sharing our analytical and operatio...

Blind Veterans UK

We are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Servi...

Renewing the Covenant in The Capital

Renewing the commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant across the London Boroughs

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

Independent charity providing help and support to the Armed Forces community and other front lin...

Sancus Solutions

Sancus is the largest dedicated intelligence and investigations training company in the UK. Our...

RISC - Research & Intelligence Support Centre

RISC is a wholly-owned UK company specialising in the delivery of professional research and inte...

SMI Group

Professional Independent and Global event producing company

Society of Operations Engineers

We promote safe efficient and environmentally sustainable operations

Armed Forces Networks: Sussex and Kent & Medway

Bringing together service personnel, public and healthcare professionals

Oris Media

Loss Prevention Publications, Events and Education

Seawork International

Biggest and fastest-growing UK event for the commercial marine and workboat sectors

PosteRoute

Business Management Consultant

RINA Tech UK Limited

Industrial plants infrastructure and critical assets

CPD Military Courses and Workshops

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Veterans Families and Carers Training Course

Armed Forces Networks: Sussex and Kent & Medway

A one day course to help provide members of the Armed Forces Community with an increase in their ski...
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FCSE Mentoring for Service Leavers

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

A one day introductory seminar on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Includes a lived experience talk;...
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Armed Forces Champion Training

Renewing the Covenant in The Capital

An awareness training package designed to embed the Armed Forces Covenant message across senior leve...
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Frontline Staff Armed Forces Awareness Training

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An awareness training package designed to embed the Armed Forces Covenant message across all levels...
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Investigating Adverse Incidents In Healthcare

Sancus Solutions

When things go wrong in a healthcare setting it is important to find out why. This course will demon...
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FCSE Mentoring for Service Leavers

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

A programme to help workplace mentors acquire the skills and knowledge to support Service Leavers; h...
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FCSE Service Champions Training

Armed Forces Networks: Sussex and Kent & Medway

The training is designed for members of staff who liaise with those who may be from within the Armed...
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Metal Detecting Portals/Bag Searches/Hand Held Det...

PosteRoute

There are lawful and effective procedures in place for the searching of prisoners; visitors and staf...
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Armed Forces Network Service Champions Training

Armed Forces Networks: Sussex and Kent & Medway

The training is designed for people who are interested in helping services across Sussex and Kent &...
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Dealing with suspect packages

PosteRoute

The course will arm you with the necessary tools to enable the safe receipt and internal delivery of...
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