CR020 - CPD Reward Points

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Change systems and processes so that continual personal development (CPD) points can be earned/awarded for attending suitable training and events.

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See comments for CR019. Also note that a previous attempt at points based CPD was not well received by members as it is often difficult to gain points if BCS or other recognised providers don’t offer the CPD you need for your career in a way that can be accessible or funded by employer or self.
I would also want more research on the prevailing trends on this from other similar professional bodies or PEIs.

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REFER This has been tried in the past. How do you judge the quality of a branch event beforehand. In effect you would just award a point for an hour's education even if the presentation was below standard. Would company training courses count? Would the BCS restrict earning points to certain assessed training providers?

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As mentioned, tracking quality and integrating with other CPD schemes might be difficult, so instead of CPD points maybe just record Activity points.
Every time a member attends a BCS event or meeting (online or in person) they get an Activity point. A member's profile would then indicate how "active" they are as a member. From a recruitment / personal development perspective an active member is more likely to engage training and development and appear more attractive to a prospective employer than someone who simply pays their membership fees and does nothing with it.

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Acknowledge comments on difficulty of CPD in a profession as wide as ours, however that doesn't mean we shouldn't recognise what we can, and work on the rest.