SMi's 4th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference and Exhibition returns to London between the 13th and 15th of November 2018.

Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; Algerian Embassy UK; AmSafe Bridport; Arconic; ARTEC GmbH; Aselsan; Aselsan mgeo; Aselsaná; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems Hägglunds AB; BAE Systems Inc; Border Tech; Brazilian Armed Forces; Brazilian Army; British Army; Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies ; Combat Lab; Curtiss-Wright Corporation; Czech Military Research Institute; De Rete Ltd; DE&S; Defence and Security Organisation, Department for International Trade; Defence Equipment & Support, UK MOD; Defence Photography; Defence Research and Development Canada; Defence Research and Development Canada Valcartier (DRDC Valcartier); Defence Safety Authority ; Defense Update; Department for International Trade; DSO National Laboratories; DSTA; DSTL; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy Of Italy; Embassy Of The Republic Of Albania; Embassy Of The Republic Of Indonesia; FFI; FMV; FNSS Defence Systems Inc; GDLS-C; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd; German Army; HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH; High Commission of India; IAI, ELTA; IHS Janes; IMI Systems; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Israeli MoD; Italian Embassy; KCD Resources Ltd; KONGSBERG Protech Systems; Krauss Maffei Wegmann; Leonardo MW Ltd; Lockheed Martin UK; MBDA UK Ltd.; Microflown Avisa; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MOD Abbeywood; MoD Czech Republic; National Research Council; Nexter; Norwegian Army Staff; Nova Scotia Government; Pakistan High Commission; Palhousie University ; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Patria Aerostructures; Pearson Engineering; PEO Ground Combat Systems; Plasan Sasa Composite Materials; Pleora Technologies; Qinetiq; Rada Electronic Industries Ltd; Rafael Advanced Defence Systems; Raytheon Missile Systems Company; Raytheon Systems Limited; Raytheon UK; Revision Military; Rheinmetall; Roke Manor Research Ltd; Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence; Ruag Defence; Saab; Saab Grintek Defence; Saab Grintek Defense; Safran; Shephard Media; Skydex Technologies Inc; SKYDEX Technologies Inc.; Sonden Ltd; SOUCY DEFENSE; Soucy Group; Southwest Research Institute; Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited; Swedish Armed Forces/Land warfare Centre; Swedish Defence Research Agency; TenCate Advanced Armour UK Ltd; Thales UK; TNO; Ultra Electronics Precision Air & Land Systems; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey; United States Army; United States Marine Corps; US Army; UTC Aerospace Systems; Vetronics Research Centre;


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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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