The IFoA has launched a pilot scheme to trial an outcomes focused Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme.
Seven organisations accredited under the IFoA’s Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) will take part in a pilot to trial an outcomes focused CPD Scheme in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 CPD years. The pilot began on 1 July and will run for two years.
Outcomes focused CPD Scheme
The scheme being piloted makes CPD more individual focused and encourages members to think about the quality of the activities they are involved in. The scheme requires participants to build a plan of activities and events to meet their learning needs and objectives. As the pilot scheme participants work through their planned CPD activities they must reflect on the outcomes of those activities.
The pilot scheme is designed with the flexibility to meet individual members’ learning objectives – enabling members to tailor their CPD activities to meet their professional development needs.
Participants will not be obliged to attend a certain number of hours of CPD activities nor will they be required to log their activities on the IFoA website during the pilot.
All organisations taking part in the pilot scheme will be monitored as part of the QAS assessment process. This will ensure that participants are fully supported in meeting their CPD objectives and enable the IFoA to gather information and assess the benefits of this new outcomes focused approach.
Find out more about the IFoA’s QAS Scheme and the benefits of QAS accreditation.