In the public sector, the aim of CPD is to ensure that those who work in the field develop and maintain the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to work effectively towards improving overall objectives. The public sector has always been expected to demonstrate value for money and improved efficiency while delivering a high quality service across all areas of responsibility.  The increase of prevalence of CPD in society has been driven by a mantra for accountability and business performance, and in many contexts to raise quality standards. The pressures of globalisation, and the need for public sector transparency have shaped governmental direction towards the structured provision of CPD. The continuing interdependence of public and private sector has driven an increased demand for public CPD programs to reflect the standards seen in other professional service sectors. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) require all members to complete 120 hours of CPD activities over a three-year period with a minimum of 20 hours CPD in each year. The FDA is the professional association and union for the UK's senior public servants and professionals. The FDA has membership of more than 18,000 senior managers, policy advisors, diplomats, tax professionals, economists, solicitors, prosecutors and other professionals working across Government and the NHS. The FDA is committed to helping promote and facilitating the Continuing Professional Development of managers and professionals in the public service.

CPD Public Courses and Workshops

Social Care

Supervision Skills in Safeguarding

NSPCC Learning

Healthcare & Medical

Understanding Autism for Managers

National Autistic Society


Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Primary care

British Heart Foundation


Intellectual Property Master Class

Intellectual Property Office

Healthcare & Medical

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Support Network...

Spinal Injuries Association

Healthcare & Medical

Aspiring Leader Programme

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Volunteer Management

St Paul’s Community Development Trust


Planning in Practice: Planning Appeals

Planning Futures


LGBTQ+ awareness – maintenance operatives

Stonewall Housing


Barakah Culture vs. Hustle Culture

British Islamic Medical Association


Supporting ourselves and our colleagues to manage...

Family Links


Aspire People Ltd: Safeguarding Children Level 1

Aspire People

Browse CPD Public Training Providers

Peer Hub Community Interest Company

Transforming mental health by Equipping You to Be The Change

Ruby's Fund

Supporting & nurturing children to maximise their full potential

The Elm Foundation

Domestic abuse charity

Sheffield City Council- Sheffield Adult Safeguardi...

Working in partnership with organisations and people to help make Sheffield a better place to li...

West of England Academic Health Science

Helping to deliver positive healthcare outcomes in the West England region

Women's Resource Centre

WRC supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable


National charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis

Services for Education

Education and training charity based in Birmingham

The International Centre for Hydropower

Promoting the development and utilisation of hydropower resources

Institute of Health & Social Care Management - IHS...

Membership organisation for health and social care managers working in the UK and internationall...


Free, confidential support for alcohol, drugs, housing or mental health in friendly local places

Link to Change

Supporting children and young people aged 12 to 26 years around exploitation

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