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Virtual College’s CPD Corporate Membership enhances value for learners

Ilkley, UKLearning NewsVirtual College

Virtual College has been granted CPD Corporate Membership, bringing CPD accreditation to a huge range and variety of its learning resources.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

In the UK alone, there are over 450 professional bodies that oblige their members to make an ongoing commitment to CPD. The NHS, for example, embraces CPD as policy for all clinical and managerial staff.

As a CPD Corporate Member, Virtual College can submit each of its learning and educational activities for formal CPD accreditation.

Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.

Hannah Brindle. Virtual College’s Managing Director, commented:”Our relationship with the CPD Certification Service goes back decades.

“We have over 3,000,000 learners that have benefited from CPD course accreditation over that time – gaining valuable CPD points from our training solutions which have expanded and developed their careers and life choices.

“CPD Corporate Membership provides independent quality endorsement of all our learning solutions. This means we can now broaden the scope of CPD accreditation across all our training services – providing additional value to our different learners and learning communities.”

Established in 1996, the CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre supporting the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional bodies on a global basis.