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SDS Seminars Ltd and Fulfilment of Professional CPD Requirements for Accreditation and Registration Purposes

All professional and regulatory bodies in the health, social and psychotherapy fields have CPD requirements for those registered with them and which require registrants or members to demonstrate their fulfillment of CPD requirements.

All SDS courses incorporate a variety of learning methods to support CPD requirements of different professional bodies in the UK. Evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions for:

Health Professions Council (HPC) covers registration of a number of professions ranging from Art Therapists through to Psychologists and has specific CPD requirements for continuing registration. These requirements include demonstrations of “a mixture of different kinds of activity”. During audits there is a requirement to demonstrate how such CPD activities have linked to registrants’ ongoing practice.
All SDS courses incorporate different learning methods to support the HPC focus on breadth of activities. Evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions for HPC re-registration.

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) requires psychologists to accrue 120 credits over a three year period at an average of 40 credits per year. 30 CPD credits can be accrued from attendance at CPD events and 10 credits accrued from showing evidence of integrating the learning acquired.
Evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions for PSI.

Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) in DANOS 2012 states that “All frontline workers (including volunteers) should be subject to ongoing CPD based on their role profiles” and that “line managers should be undertaking, or have completed, a training course in line management”.
All SDS courses are linked to and support specific DANOS competencies and evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions by workers within the appraisals.

Institute For Learning (IFL) requires members to demonstrate at least 30 hours each year on professional development.
Evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions for IFL.

British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) requires counsellors and psychotherapists to complete a minimum of 30 hours CPD for continued accreditation. Although the BACP has dropped its stipulation of types of CPD activity, it lists “Short Courses on Professional Issues” and “Seminars and Conferences” amongst its list of “types of activity that would be acceptable as CPD”.
Evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions for BACP re-accreditation.

General Social Care Council (GSCC) checks for evidence of CPD of 15 days over 3 years to meet the requirements for social workers and that “failure to meet these conditions may be considered misconduct”. There is a similar requirement of NVQ qualified staff to evidence 3 days of CPD every year. It is the personal responsibility of all workers to record what they have learned from training, development and qualifications they have undertaken.
Evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions for GSCC re-registration.

The Scottish Social Care Council (SSCC), Welsh Social Care Council (WSCC) and NISCC (Northern Ireland Social care Council) operate similar requirements and SDS courses have been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions by all three bodies.

The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) requires nurses and midwife prescribers “take responsibility for their own CPD” and that every 3 years they must “ declare that they have satisfied PREP requirements [in part] by undertaking at least 35 hours of learning relevant to their practice.” in order to maintain NMC registration. NMC also states that “Where possible CPD should be undertaken within a multi-disciplinary context.”
Evidence of attendance at SDS courses has been submitted and accepted as part of CPD submissions for NMC re-registration.



SDS Seminars Ltd provides training courses approved by the British Psychological Society LC for purposes of continuous professional development (CPD)

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