Continuing Professional Development (20 CPD points)
Education is more important than ever and with a growing emphasis on Continuing Professional Development (CPD), employees who successfully complete their Workplace Virtuathon are awarded with 20 globally recognised CPD points from the CPD Standards Office, without having the expense of spending days out of the office attending seminars or conference.
Workplace Virtuathon is a CPD accredited, 8-week wellbeing education programme delivered via mobile app with daily guidance and motivation to inspire confidence and maximise employee participation – especially beginners and the less active – that culminates in a fun, physical activity challenge with a Virtuathon medal as an achievement reward.
Evidence shows that being physically active is one of the most effective ways to improve mental wellbeing and, by aligning Workplace Virtuathon to the standards set by the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and the suggested Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing, employees learn the impact that diet, stress, mindset and physical activity has on their health.
What is CPD?
In the simplest terms, CPD is any activity that refreshes or develops an employee's skills and knowledge.
CPD is the intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context. This could mean honing current skills, it could mean developing them to a new level, or it could mean learning new ones that will allow an employee’s job role to expand or prepare them for potential promotion.
CPD obligations are present in most professions. Most companies and organisations now prioritise them because they ensure a constantly developing workforce. This means there are millions of professionals across the UK who are required to undertake CPD training every year.
Structured CPD gives employees a clear path to success within their current role and progression to future ones. Employees in regulated industries (e.g. healthcare, accountancy, legal work) can lose their license to operate if they don’t maintain their CPD.
CPD activities can range from formal educational activities such as instructor-led training courses, workshops or seminars, to more informal approaches such as work-based learning, mentoring or self-directed study such as Workplace Virtuathon.