Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses Online
Continuing Professional Development – Why Do I Need It?
Continuing Professional Development is important if you want to stand out from other applicants at a job interview or would like better recognition and promotion in your current job. CPD helps you to remain relevant in your industry and of value to an employer. Professional Development helps you climb the ladder of success, increase your areas of expertise and earn more money for yourself and your family. It could even be the difference between employment and unemployment as you grow older. Undertaking a CPD course empowers people to improve their situation and status in life and that is why we all need professional development, irrespective of what type of work or career we are in or hope to have. CPD is a win-win for both the individual and organisation and should continue throughout your working career.
ADL distance learning online CPD courses come in all shapes and sizes. These include our 20 hour short courses, our own E-books written specifically to compliment our courses, our 100 hour modular courses and also higher qualifications. Anyone of these forms of learning can only add to your professional development.
Get a CPD Qualification:The qualification you will acquire through ADL will help you become more aware of industry opportunities available, that you may have overlooked before starting out on your professional development journey. If you work on a farm or would like to have a skill that is in great demand to offer potential employers, then Agronomy might be the course for you. If you're thinking ahead to a career change in later life and have always wanted to live by the sea, then an online course in Bed and Breakfast Management, taken part-time in the evenings and at weekends, could help you to realise your dream.
Already working and need Professional Development in order to get on? You may be a Tour Guide and want to diversify into something new. If so, you can take advantage in a growth area of tourism with the help of our Ecotourism Tour Guide course. Alternatively, if you organise holidays for a living, then Ecotour Management would be a valuable addition to your CV. Being up to date and knowing what changes are taking place within your own industry is essential to your job survival. The pace of business and life in general, is changing at an ever increasing speed and so it is important to stay abreast of these changes. If you’re up-to-date (only a Professional development course can do this) you can play a vital role in assisting your employer with their strategic decision-making.
Get a Career with a Professional Development course: You have marketable attributes to offer and the desire to get on, but you don't have the diversity of skills employers are looking for. Is this you? You could be sixteen or sixty, under qualified with little or no experience, or over qualified with experience in the wrong fields. This is where an online CPD course from ADL can help you bridge the gap between what you know and what you need to know. For example, a young learner can complete our online course in Fitness Risk Management, to help them forge a career in the fitness industry, or an older person who has worked in middle management and been made redundant, could find the addition of an online Advanced Technical Writing course helpful in their quest for work.
Other advantages of CPD: Since our courses are compatible with industry –you are able to develop your own unique network of contacts. Through attending conferences, industry workshops, and professional meetings you can develop relationships and career opportunities which benefit not only your current job but future employment.
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisors for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
Understand Abnormal Psychology through this online course and learn how to identify psychological disorders and their consequences. How can you know whether a person's behaviour is within the 'normal' range or abnormal? Counsellors and support workers will benefit from this course.
Learn about the identification and botany, and culture (planting, watering, feeding, propagation) of the wattles. Around 50 species are studied in detail. You also learn about the commercial uses of Acacias as building materials, food plants, for tanning, craft, etc.
The course will aid you in developing an appreciation of why adolescents behave in particular ways at particular times, so that you can help them face problems they encounter. The skills that you develop to differentiate between normal teenage development in areas like social skills.
Advanced Aerobics course online. Home Study. Develop a comprehensive understanding of fitness The course will aid you in developing an appreciation of why adolescents behave in particular ways at particular times, so that you can help them face problems they encounter.
Advanced Permaculture course online. Learn to design naturally inspired living systems. For people with prior experience in permaculture, this course is a more in depth and academically advanced study of various aspects of permaculture.
This course explains the sources and types of opportunities available in the market. Learn about the special needs of clients in this industry. Other topics include: outdoor adventure and management training, artificial environments, supply, geography, sustainability, and environmental impacts.
This course is designed as a program to first help you understand the marketing world, then to assist you in making decisions and developing skills in marketing. Emphasis is placed on profitability and efficiency!
Grow fantastic African Violets! Designed for the African Violet enthusiast, this course covers everything from potting and feeding, to pests and propagation. You learn how African Violets are classified, and cover the exciting range of varieties available.
This course develops your ability to analyse and manage marketing problems in an agricultural enterprise. Topics covered include: market research, management of your marketing, promotions, handling produce, packaging, distribution, customer relations and more.
Enhance your green credentials, with this Alternative Agriculture course online, studied via distance learning. Alternative farming practices seek to reduce the amount of antibiotics, chemical pesticides and fertilizers used in agriculture and instead rely on more natural processes.
This Higher Advanced Diploma (12 modules) in Animal Husbandry is a complete qualification for people wishing to work in agriculture at a technician or management level, in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, trainers or consultants.
This course will teach you how to work on a farm, or how to run your own. It is ideal for those already working in the agricultural industry, wanting to up skill and improve their career prospects. those taking over the family farm from their parents, or anyone wishing to develop a career in farming.
Learn the principles and practices that underpin commercial broad acre crop production (agronomy) and develop an ability to interpret and apply information practically, on a farm. Complement your farming studies or experience and seek employment in the highly sought after field of agronomy!
Learn more about using alternative energy sources. Develop a better understanding of how to become less reliant on the electricity and gas companies and save money through alternative energy sources. This course will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of the types of alternative energy.
Learn about basic human anatomy and physiology. Acquire and deepen your knowledge in Human Anatomy and Physiology. This course provides you with the knowledge basis to a career in Human Health and Well-being.
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