Open University

Open University

Continuing Professional Development in Practice (U810)

This course is aimed at people with a professional qualification (degree or professional equivalent) and who have undertaken at least 150 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) over the last 3 to 4 years; this may be courses from the OU or other providers or non-course CPD completed for their organisation or professional bodies; through 2 assignments and an end-of-module assessment students audit and evaluate this CPD activity and the impact that it has had on their work; students identify and progress appropriate development opportunities and the future direction of their learning through continuing professional development and evaluate ways in which they can share this learning in their organisation.

Entry requirements

This course is for anyone who has undertaken at least 150 hours of CPD over the last 3-4 years; no technical knowledge is assumed, but students are expected to participate in some online work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 6 months

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Distance Learning

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