Phil Green Security has many strong ethics when it comes to the security industry and Continual Professional Development is one of our offerings to help improve the industry. No matter if your officers are SIA covered or in-house employed, Phil Green Security can support you. We are based in Hull; however, we do travel throughout Yorkshire assisting many providers and clients alike and making a professional career within security a real option for many officers.
What is CPD?
CPD – Continual Professional Development is the process of tracking any skills, knowledge or experience that you gather as you work; both formally and informally. CPD can come from many forms including training courses, seminars, meetings or research to name a few. The security industry is one of the many industries that can really embrace CPD as there is a limited amount of required training in order to carry out most roles. As a result, alternative ways to develop as an individual and professional are required and CPD allows this to be recorded and credited as proof of development.
CPD for Security
The Institute of Security has developed a voluntary programme that is robust and easy to follow. PGS will assist in gaining the required points to fulfil the yearly target and ensure that Continual Professional Development is achieved. As you will see from the institute’s website; almost any activity has CPD points attached to it and with the scope of available activities, you will only benefit by expanding skills, knowledge and experience.
The benefits of Continual Professional Development are:
- Stay up to date with industry changes
- Have development recognised
- Record & define competencies
- Increase your employability
- Stay motivated & driven to improve
- Create a foundation to your career
What is Formal & Informal Learning
Formal Learning – these include events, seminars, conferences, course and qualifications and are normally concluded with a certificate or other evidence to document against Continual Professional Development.
Informal Learning – giving presentations, writing papers or articles, providing mentorship or carrying out research. These practices usually involve the supporting of others.
In order to get started please visit The Security Institute and read through the programme. Once you are happy to proceed; download the toolkit and begin the exciting time of building your CPD portfolio.
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