Since 1975

The ECT Centre of Technology

Accredited Professional Body for Education
Engineering - Management - Finance

CPD ACTIVITES FOR PROGRESSION

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Progress your career and gain Master Status

CPD Activities for Progression

In order to complete the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Membership Programme and progress to Master Status, you are required to complete various CPD Activities for Progression.

You may find that current activities you are already doing count towards your CPD and membership progression.

Participants on the CPD Membership Programme are required to record the duration and keep documentation of their CPD activities (each piece of evidence should include your name and the duration of the activity in hours). This is then submitted to the CPD Assessment team who will review the evidence and if successful, award Membership or Master Status. You will need to record 30 hours of CPD Activities in order to reach the next level of membership.

The CPD Framework covers activities which contribute towards your professional development. This can include private research and study, completing training courses or attending conferences or events.

The range of approved activities are listed below

We are able to provide some of the CPD Activities for progression through the European Centre of Technology, which you will be able to carry out as part of the Programme.

Training Courses

Achieve the Galileo Master Certificate by completing a wide range of Approved and Accredited courses held at major universities. Run by the ECT and taught by university lecturers, professors and experts with many years of experience, these training courses enable you to further develop skills and knowledge within various sectors of Engineering, Management, Computing & Finance.

(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the certificates achieved, these must include the date the event was held and your name.)

Distance Learning – Online

Online distance learning courses for busy professionals, available globally. Taught by university lecturers and leading experts, distance learning offers a wide variety of interactive activities.

(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the distance learning certificates achieved, these must include the date the event was held and your name.)

Conferences

European and international conferences are regularly organised by the EEC-ECT with the United Nations (UNEP), universities and associations. Attendance at these conferences offers the opportunity to network, keep up to date with the latest technological developments and meet key players in the industry. Please note that this category only allows you to claim up to 10 hours of CPD per year.

Articles and Papers

Write and have relevant articles or journal papers published. Stay up to date by reading relevant journals and publications. For example, the official online journal of the ECT will allow you to keep track of the latest research and industry news. Please note that this category only allows you to claim up to 10 hours of CPD per year.

(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the papers and articles written or references of articles read. These must include the title, name and date of publication.)

Qualifications

Complete relevant CPD professional courses related to engineering, management, finance or computing.

(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the certificates and qualifications achieved, these must include dates the qualification was awarded and your name.)

Teaching

Tutor and coach other individuals in an area of engineering, management, finance or computing, as part of a collaborative learning or tutoring programme. This should be aimed at sharing knowledge and skills with other industry professionals. Please note that this category only allows you to claim up to 10 hours of CPD per year.

(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of a letter written by the person/professional who has been coached, this must include dates and must include your name.)

How do I submit my CPD activity log and evidence?

PROGRESSION THROUGH CPD ACTIVITIES IS ASSESSED ONCE A YEAR.

Once a year, you will need to send the following:

A log stating the relevant activities you have accomplished,

Duration in hours of each activity,

Supporting evidence relating to each of the activities accomplished.

Please download your CPD Activities for Progression Log HERE

PLEASE NOTE: do not send any original documents, as these will NOT be returned. Please only send copies of the original documents.

You can send a copy of the above either by emailing [email protected] or by post to:

The Membership Committee,
European Centre of Technology Administration Office
68/1 Spottiswoode Street
Edinburgh
EH9 1DH

What is CPD?

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a professionally recognised term for improving, updating and developing skills, knowledge and experience relevant to your professional work.

Progressing your CPD is crucial to ensuring continuous effectiveness and efficiency, particularly within the dynamic industries of engineering, management, finance or computing.

For this reason, the European Centre of Technology (ECT) has developed a Professional CPD Framework to allow you to improve your own CPD skills and knowledge these specialised areas.