Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is the term used to describe a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience that is documented and used together to improve a persons ability to do their job. Thanks to our strong links with industry all postgraduate courses at the University of Wolverhampton are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills demanded by industry.

‌Technically any postgraduate qualificaCareer focussed learningtion could be deemed a CPD qualification, depending on your reason for undertaking it. It may useful to ask yourself whether the knowledge and ‌skills obtained through your qualification is likely to:

  • improve your ability to do your current job
  • enable you to begin working in a new field
  • offer genuine benefits to the organisation you work for.

If so, then a postgraduate qualification could open new career opportunities.

Before you apply for a course it is always worth seeking further advice to ensure you are on the right track.

The benefits of CPD

Postgraduate study can have a hugely positive impact on your future career. Every year hundreds of postgraduates from the University of Wolverhampton use their qualification to benefit their career through:

  • progression - to a higher level of seniority in their organisation.
  • certified recognition - in many fields such as law and accountancy, certified qualifications are essential in order to practise.
  • changing direction - in some cases a postgraduate conversion course can enable you to change career.
  • demonstration of commitment - it takes hard work to achieve a postgraduate qualification, something that many employers appreciate.

A CPD qualification should be of benefit to both the individual student and the organisation they work for. In many cases this means that our students are able to secure funding from their employer. Before you think about asking your employer for funding make sure you plan for success.