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CPD for Chartered Surveyors

CPD - RICS - Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Many different activities can qualify as CPD. Deciding on what is "relevant" is up to the individual RICS member because learning is based upon personal assessment.

Don't restrict your learning to formal training courses, seminars and workshops. RICS like many other professional bodies recognises there are many other relevant methods of learning.

This section provides a checklist of some activities or events from which you may be able to obtain a learning outcome. These sources can be grouped into four main categories:

Professional work-based activities
Self-directed and informal learning
Personal activities outside work
Courses, seminars and conferences

Work-based activities (on-the-job development)

business management skills
coaching/mentoring
personnel management skills
planning and running an in-house training event
internal discussion groups
adviser/consultancy positions
arbitrator/expert witness/adjudicator
professional interviews
voluntary (professional) work
special project work
staff training
study of a foreign language may be relevant if you work in an international context
information technology
secondment - transfer to another department

Professional Meetings, Panels and Working Groups

faculty and forum work
course accreditation exercises
APC/ATC assessor preparation
NVQ assessor/internal verifier training
external examiner positions
regional officer ie organisational skills

Presentations and Publications

research for publications and papers
preparation for presentations to colleagues, clients, faculty groupings, national and local associations
participation in public meetings
lecturing on careers/the profession

Self-directed and informal learning

Private study, structured reading is one of the most efficient and cost effective ways for members to broaden their knowledge in areas of general professional interest and also in more specialised areas. There are savings to be made from using this service both in terms of time and money. Suggested sources of information are:
internet sites of professional interest
books, journals, magazines, newspapers
technical manuals
research papers
CD-ROM disks, videos, audio tapes
transcript of speeches/conference items, lecture/seminar notes
reports/guidance notes issued by professional bodies
CPD study packs

Personal activities outside the workplace

Skills acquired from personal activities outside the workplace are just as relevant to the development of personal competence.
Voluntary (non-professional) work. Active involvement with voluntary/charitable organisations can be a rewarding experience. You may be learning about applications for grants and lottery funding or developing skills in organising/running meetings.
School governor, JP, member of PTA. These activities can broaden knowledge and understanding of many issues and institutions which form part of the broad context of people management.
Parish council/other local government work
Youth groups
Local business community boards eg Chamber of Commerce

Training Courses and Conferences

Training courses and seminars - in-house or external - on any topic of relevance to your professional and personal development
Long-term qualifications and projects (6 months or more) eg full/part-time study, open distance learning, contributions to original research

In-House Training with PTP

PTP stands for Practical Training for Professionals and our aim is to make our training as practical as possible so delegates can return to the workplace with skills they can implement immediately. PTP now delivers training to over 40% of the FTSE 100.

What you get for your money

What is 1-to-1 training?

1-to-1 training can be based on any of the 100 plus courses that PTP provides, it includes an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site one to one training session at your premises with one of PTP's expert trainers and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

You have the option of a line manager being involved in both telephone conferences, the second telephone conference which can be for feedback and action planning is generally scheduled during the on-site visit.

Who does 1-to-1 training suit?

Individuals taking on a new challenge or responsibilities. Professionals who want a trusted "sounding board" and thinking partner. Executives or managers who want to enhance their leadership effectiveness to achieve organizational and career success. Executives and professionals wanting to compete successfully but still retain balance in their life. Individuals who want to understand their blind spots so that they don't stand in their own way on their path to success. Executives and Professionals who want to improve their interpersonal skills so as to be more effective with bosses, peers, subordinates, or people in general. How much does 1-to-1 training cost?

A 1-to-1 training session costs from as little as £400 + VAT and will include an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site training at your premises and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

What is U-Choose?

Choose from any of the 150 plus courses that PTP provides, and choose from 1 of our 50 plus UK wide training venues. You must book for 2 or more delegates and at least 4 weeks in advance, but that’s it, the course you want where you want it. The reason we ask for a minimum of 4 weeks notice is to enable us to market the course you have scheduled to other companies and organisations. However, if we fail to sell any additional places we guarantee to run the course just for you.

How much does U-Choose Training cost?

U-choose costs the same as our normal open courses i.e. the normal delegate rate. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, framed certification and comprehensive training notes. A U-Choose booking can only be confirmed once we receive payment which can be made via credit/debit card, BACS or cheque. Payment is due at least 4 weeks before the date you request. Please note to be eligible for U-Choose you must book a minimum of 2 delegates on the same course & date.