Continuing professional development - National Qualifications

Why continuing professional development (CPD) is important

Initial training or qualifications can become outdated and maintaining or upgrading skills and knowledge can:

How we support CPD

We support CPD for staff, our appointees, and staff in our centres.

CPD improves understanding of our qualifications and assessments and enhances the learning experience for staff and learners.

We offer a variety of CPD resources and information.

Understanding Standards

Understanding Standards is part of our support for teachers and lecturers delivering National Qualifications.

  1. We offer free events and webinars - CPD certificates are available after the event -  Events and webinars session 2023-24
  2. Candidate evidence and commentary materials are published on our Understanding Standards website - explains why evidence has or has not met assessment standards. 
  3. Presentations providing guidance on assessment are on your subject level pages.

Course reports

Course reports have information on the performance of candidates which is useful to teachers, lecturers and assessors to prepare candidates for assessment.

These are on your subject level pages

Common Questions

Some subjects produce a question and answer document available from your subject landing pages.


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