The CPD Accreditation Group

The CPD Group is made up from a wealth of expertise from academics, industy bodies, awarding organisations, employers and individual learners all sharing their expertise within the world of CPD.

Our team are passionate and dedicated about making CPD easily benchmarked, accessible, transparent and consistant for all individuals and organisations enrolling in CPD activities.

The main aim of the CPD Group is to review CPD activities, processes and criteria, therefore ensuring all of our accreditted activities are robust and of high quality.

One of the guiding principals of the CPD Group is focused on the role of accreditted CPD in updating core skills, keeping abreast of new developments and the part it plays in an individuals career.



Skillsfirst is a regulated Awarding Organisation and approved End-point Assessment Organisation.

We design and develop qualifications and assessments which inspire people to fulfil their personal goals and drive their careers forward.

Our passionate and talented team have an in-depth understanding of the world of work-based learning. We use this knowledge every day to deliver simple, seamless service with the learner at its heart.

We are exceptionally proud to say that more than 450,000 people have achieved a Skillsfirst qualification since our launch in 2010.