Continuing Professional Development Accreditation

All of our courses are CPD Certified by the following bodies:

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CPD is defined as the holistic commitment to structured skills enhancement and personal or professional competence.

DTI's 'Accelerating Change' report. 2002.

Continuing Personal or Professional Development (CPD) is the term given to the commitment to lifelong learning.

This commitment to CPD is growing in significance as an increasing number of professionals recognise the benefits of adopting a more planned and structured approach to professional development. Employers and institutions are looking for evidence of progress, meeting clearly specified career objectives. Employees are therefore looking for opportunities to broaden and deepen their knowledge and keep up to date on a wide range of subjects and issues.

The CPD Certification Service was established to encourage the provision of and to assist in the dissemination of high-quality, independently certified CPD. Membership of the CPD Certification Service signifies the corporate commitment to the sharing of knowledge and enables members to have a wide range of material independently certified that conforms to universally accepted CPD guidelines.

The adherence of Government Exchange to the CPD guidelines and Code of Practice, ensures that all its training meets the most stringent quality assurance standards in the areas of delivery and presentation, up-to-date materials, qualified trainers, accommodation and equipment, meeting learning objectives, and being responsive to feedback.

Buying Solutions Accreditation

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The Centre for Parliamentary Studies is an accredited supplier on the Buying Solutions Learning & Development framework for both Working with Ministers and Policy Skills training. (reference - RM464C/6 & RM464C/18)

  • The framework agreements are pre-tendered and fully EU compliant, saving you time and money in your procurements.
  • The framework agreements cover our open courses, as well as any bespoke solution that you may require.

The categories below indicate some of our courses that are covered by these agreements:

Policy Skills Working with Ministers
Policy (1) Problem, Stakeholders, Evidence, Consultation
How Government Works
Policy (2): from Options to Evaluation Structure of Government & Devolution
Policy Delivery Parliament
Stakeholder Management Legislation: Parliamentary Bills
Communications Skills for Policy Work Secondary Legislation
Submissions & Briefings PQs
Influencing & Negotiation Parliamentary Scrutiny
Strategic Thinkng Influencing Whitehall & Westminster
Behavioural Change EU Overview
Strategic Thinking - Advanced Influencing EU
Impact Assessments Bill Team
Evidence & Evaluation  
Origins of Policy  
Communication Skills  
Writing a Business Case  
Writing for an External Audience  
Drafting Summaries, Emails and Reports  
Drafting Minutes and Taking Notes  
Drafting Letters for Ministers  
Clearing Drafts Prepared By Others  
Business Writing: Effective Summaries  
Writing a Strategy  
Project Management  
Project Planning  
Managing Change in the Civil Service