Overview of CPD activities

This is the second new section for the updated part of your portfolio. In this section, you should include a brief summary of CPD activities undertaken in the past 3 years (or a link to the list in an appendix) and then choose 3 examples of these CPD activities that you describe and reflect on in more detail.

When choosing your examples, consider how they relate to your development over the past 3 years. For each example you must include:

  • A brief description of what you have done;

  • Evidence to support this;

  • Reflection on what you learnt as a result of doing it.

How to write and provide examples of CPD

The style of writing expected is one of a reflective and analytical nature and not solely descriptive.

When providing examples of your CPD activities you must include:

  • Description: A brief description of what you have done including a clear statement of your involvement, i.e. what you have done;

  • Evidence: You must include evidence to support the examples of CPD activities, directly within the portfolio, or in a numbered appendix, or as a link;

  • Reflection: reflecting on what you learnt as a result of doing it.

Reflection

It is essential to reflect on your CPD activities, explaining what you have learned from it; what you might do differently as a result (if appropriate) and what the impact of your work on learners (this could be staff or students) and/or on the organisation.

You should aim to demonstrate how your practice has developed as a result of your CPD. Many people find it easiest to add reflection by adding a heading “reflection” to each example and then addressing appropriate reflective questions such as;

  • What have I learnt from doing what I describe above? or

  • What went well/what could have gone better? or

  • What would I do differently another time? or

  • What was the impact on my users/students/learning?

I hold a MA in Education, a certificate in Further Education teaching, a PGCHE, I am a Fellow of the HEA and a CMALT. This portfolio serves to affirm my CMALT accreditation to gain further recognition of my professional practice.

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