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CII scheme ‘puts advisers in control of own development’

A new continuing professional development scheme from the CII will revolutionise the way competence is maintained and raise the bar of professional standards, says the institute.

The CII says the new CPD scheme will apply to all qualified members of the institute and represents the next step in a drive for higher standards in the industry.

It says the scheme builds on its revised code of ethics and conduct and sets down the principles that members should follow in the course of their professional duties.

Head of CPD Fiona Andrews says it has turned the scheme from a reactive recording exercise of knowledge into a proactive approach where members are encouraged to identify, plan and undertake activities of direct relevance to their role, development and career aspirations.

She says, for the first time, members can benchmark themselves against minimum levels of competence for key roles, identify knowledge gaps and construct a programme of personal development.

Andrews says: “The emphasis is on outputs rather than inputs. This means that members are responsible for identifying and satisfy- ing their own learning and development needs, suppor- ted by CII standards, tools and services.”


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