CPD for Chartered Scientist

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Delivering professional standards in CPD reporting

Most Chartered Scientists are constantly learning and recognise reflecting as essential part of continuing professional development. Making time to write things down as CPD is the moment which makes the difference. It is a challenge to maintain and enhance professionalism however CPD- reporting helps this by providing a structure for learning which is divided to following 5 sections:

  1. Work-based
  2. Professional
  3. Formal / Educational
  4. Self-directed
  5. Learning outside of your normal employment

Please see questions below as guidance to practical learning activities for Registered Scientist which reflects overall Science Council standards for this registers. It is expected that you maintain continuous, up-to date and accurate records which demonstrate mixture of the different learning activities. It is also requested that you demonstrate how learning has improved quality of your work and benefited user of your work which is called reflective evaluation. Please find also examples of reflection linked to the learning activities below.  

If you've answered 'yes' to some of the questions below please remember to log it as your CPD report and review learning activities (see 5 steps to perfect CPD) to find out the benefits and value for you as Chartered Scientist, for your company and professional contacts and a wider society.

Work-based learning

Do you currently supervise students?
Do you currently advise or train others?
Are you currently involved with other professional group which is reaching outside of your immediate expertise?
Is your teaching observed or do you observe others teaching?
Do you act as a reviewer?
Has your role/roles expanded recently?

Professional learning

Have you organised a professional conference?
Have you done pre-preparation to give conference presentation?
Have you been invited to prepare a lecture in food scientific topic?
Are you in involved in peer review of scientific papers?
Do you provide guidance to academics in their research?
Do you join to networking events to industrial scientist and/or academics/food scientists?
Do you contribute to technical forums?
Are you an active member of relevant Committee?

Formal / Educational learning

Have you written scientific or articles related to topical food Science and Technology topics?
Have you written a book related to food science and technology?
Have you joined scientific conference, seminar and other professional events?
Have you attended a mentoring training?
Have you published in the national and international scientific journals?
Do you join strategic development events?

Self-directed learning

Have you prepared and presented for TV or radio programme?
Are you involved in mock interviews for students?
Do you reflect on matters of ethical conduct and how these might relate to IFST's Code of Professional Conduct?

Please see other examples here

Learning gained outside of your normal employment

Please see examples here.

Find out more about reflection.