Find online CPD courses for your professional development

Find online CPD courses for your professional development

03 May 2021

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Online CPD courses are becoming increasingly popular in recent years particularly due to the significant improvements in eLearning technology. Online CPD is able to provide a structured approach to learning and can help individuals improve upon their skills and knowledge within their chosen industries and specialisms.

Benefits of completing online CPD courses

The benefits of completing eLearning and online courses compared to traditional learning techniques is often due to the flexibility it provides. Online CPD is able to be completed around your existing time restraints, and can help keep skills up to date suitable for your ongoing Continuing Professional Development obligations. Online and distance learning courses can be completed in the comfort of your own home, which is perfect for many individuals learning style. There is no additional social pressures, which allows the learner to concentrate on the specific content without distraction.

Affordability of online CPD courses

Online CPD courses can often be much more affordable than traditional styles of learning such as classroom courses or 121 coaching. Costs and overheads for the learner can be reduced, such as commuting, textbooks and course handouts. Therefore Online training is a great way to learn for those trying to complete Continuing Professional Development on a budget. Unlike traditional courses, eLearning does not have to be completed all in one go, and can be broken down into bite size modules spread over a period of time.

Improvements in eLearning software

With the improvements in learning management systems (LMS) and eLearning platforms, online CPD courses have drastically improved their functionality and interactivity in more recent years. Online learning can now include participant based quizzes, video, sound and multimedia as well as collaboration opportunities through student discussion forums and live webinars.

Search for online CPD courses

Find online CPD courses from across the industries

The CPD Certification Service are the largest and leading CPD accreditation provider in the UK working across all industry sectors. Our CPD Course Catalogue has over sixteen thousand certified CPD courses, of which now approximately half of these are now online and eLearning. Ranging from medical and healthcare, construction, engineering, business and management, media, finance, social care and hospitality, The CPD Certification Service are able to showcase a wide range of online CPD courses from huge selection of industry experts and specialist accredited CPD providers. Please take a quick look to find online courses and eLearning relevant to your Continuing Professional Development requirements.

Example online CPD courses by industry

Below we have provided some simple examples of the different types of online CPD you can find when you search through the CPD Course Catalogue.

  • Business and Management – You can find a great selection of different business and management CPD here. Examples include: - MBA Essentials, Business Sustainability, entrepreneurship, business IT skills, project management, Root Cause analysis, better business writing, Business budgeting, Effective performance management, Grammar for business, presentation skills, management skills, managing workplace pressure, and many more.
  • Construction Industry – You can find a whole range of Construction online CPD courses covering manufacturing, air conditioning, architecture, blasting and demolition, building structures, commercial kitchens, concrete repair and so many more. Please visit the construction area of the CPD website to find out more.
  • Healthcare and Medical – If you work in the medical and healthcare industry it is important to keep your Continuing Professional Development regularly up to date. Our Course Catalogue provides access to thousands of healthcare and medical courses, covering subjects such as clinical training, nursing, patient care, dental & hygiene, mental health, radiopharmacy, autism, atrial fibrillation, health writing, nutrition for medics, psychology, disability and disorders, alternative medicine and nutrition. For more information on healthcare & medical please click here.
  • Finance CPD courses – In the finance section of the CPD Course Catalogue you can find CPD courses covering cryptocurrencies, accountancy, banking, tax, insurance and investments, economics and risk management. There are currently over a 1000 eLearning and online finance CPD courses to search that may be relevant to your ongoing Continuing Professional Development requirements.
  • CPD in the Engineering sector – The engineering section covers a whole range of different skills and learning opportunities, providing courses on fields such as aeronautical, audio & sound, automotive, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering. Search for more engineering CPD here.

About The CPD Certification Service

We hope this brief introduction to eLearning and online CPD courses was helpful. As a bit of background, The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and has over 25 years’ experience working with training companies, professional bodies, conference providers, and corporate organisations to support individuals seeking certified Continuing Professional Development. The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation, certifying thousands of CPD training courses, events, online and eLearning, seminars and workshops every year to support the professional development community. 

Become a CPD accredited online course provider

If you are an existing training provider and are looking to offer online CPD courses as part of your service you can find more information on how to get your online course accredited or alternatively contact our team to have friendly discussion about what is involved and how it works. 


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