SMi are proud to host the f6th annual Future Soldier Technology conference, which will convene in London on the 09th and 10th March 2020.

3M Scott Safety; 3M Svenska AB; 3M Uk Holdings Plc; Amphenol Ltd; Australian Army; BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd; BAE Systems Ltd; BDA Technology; Belgian Special Forces; Black Diamond Advanced Technology; BlackBox Biometrics Inc; Brazilian Army Attache Office; Bren-Tronics Inc; Bren-Tronics, Inc.; British Army; British Army Headquarters; British Army HQ; Collins Aerospace; Croft Consultants (South West) Ltd; Dataminr; DE&S; DE&S - MoD; DE&S STSP; Defence Forces IRL; Defence Science & Technology Agency; Department of National Defence Canada; Department of National Defence, Canada; DSTL; DSTL Porton Down; Equipment Capability Wing; EST (DSO); Finnish Defence Forces; Fischer Connectors Ltd; Fischer Connectors SA ; FN Herstal; FN Herstal S.A.; FNH UK; Fraunhofer IOSB; French Army; French Ministry of Defence; German Army; GETAC UK Ltd; Glenair, Inc; GMRE Inc; Harris; Harris Corporation; Harris Systems Ltd; Hirtenberger Defence Europe Gmbh; IDF; Intercomms Publications; Jane's Information Group; Marlborough Communications Ltd; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence (ISS); Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support; MOD; MOD BATCIS Delivery Team; Natek Power Systems AB; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NCSIST , Taiwan; NCSIST, TAIWAN; Nexter Group; NFM; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Defence Material Agency Material Investments; Norwegian Defence Material Agency/ General Material Division; Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; ODU Scandinavia; Omnetics Connector Corporation; Pakistan High Commission; Persistent Systems LLC; Portuguese Army; Precision Technic Defence Limited; Qioptiq ; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd; Reski OY; Revision Military; Rheinmetall Canada Inc.; Rheinmetall Defence UK; Riscure B.V.; Saab; SAAB Technology; Safran Electronics & Defense; Saint-Cyr Military Academy Research Center; Sea Ltd; Secubit Ltd; Secure Communication & Information System (SIX); Steatite; SurCom International; Teleplan Globe AS; Thales; Thales Group; Thales Research & Technology; THALES SIX/FRANCE; Thales UK; The Defence Forces; The Yorkshire Gunners; Theon Sensors; TNO; TNO Defence, Security and Saftey; TT Electronics Plc; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; US Army; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center; Viasat Inc; ViaSat, Inc.; Y.D.S Goliath Footwear Ltd; Yakupoglu Tekstil Deri San Tic AS (YDS);


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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