Although it’s not compulsory to complete a Personal Development Plan, we recommend that you do.
A Personal Development Plan encourages you to:
A Personal Development Plan can be used to monitor your progress. It will also help you reflect on the various roles that you fulfil in your post and possible steps to update your knowledge, maintain your experience and improve your skills if necessary.
Having a plan will help you see when you need to arrange leave or cover in order to attend an educational activity.
Your plan may change during the year, depending on circumstances within your practice, but it is important to create a plan at the beginning of the year so that you can organise the necessary resources.
If you complete the Personal Development Plan form in your ePortfolio by 30 September, you can claim 5 credits in the Internal CPD category.
We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence. If you need help with your ePortfolio, we can arrange a convenient time to work with you to ensure your records are up to date. If you need advice on how to apply for CPD approval for your event call or email with your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do. Contact Jennifer Noordman or Deirdre Donegan in our Professional Competence Department for any queries relating to your professional competence scheme or your application for CPD approval