The 2nd Annual SMi Defence Safety Conference will take place in London on the 7th and 8th of October 2018.

26 Engineer Regiment; Adelard LLP; ADS Group Limited; APSG; Army; Army Head Quarters; Army Headquarters; Army HQ; Australian Air Force; Babcock International Group; Babcock International Group Plc; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Australia; BAE Systems Saudi Arabia; Baines Simmons Limited; BMT; BMT Asset Performance Ltd; Boeing Defence UK LTD; Brazilian Army; British Army; British Army HQ; Burgess Consulting; Canadian Armed Forces; DE&S; DE&S MOD; Defence Accident Investigation Branch; Defence Equipment & Support Organisation; Defence Fire Safety Regulator; Defence Land Safety Regulator; Defence Maritime Regulator; Defence Medical Services Regulator; Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator; Defence Ordnance Safety Group; Defence Ordnance Safety Regulator; Defence Safety Authority; Defense Attache Office; Department of National Defence; DSA-DSPA; DSAE; Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; French Armed Forces; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd ; German Ministry of Defence; GlobalData; Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade; Health and Safety Executive; HQ 3 (United Kingdom) Division ; HQ Force Troops Command; HQ RC - Ministry of Defence (Army); Italian Armed Forces ; Key Publishing Limited; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters UK; Lockhead Martin UK; MAB; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; MBDA UK Ltd.; Military Aviation Authority; Ministry of Defence Netherlands; MOD; MODSAP; NATO Submarine Rescue System; Naval Safety Center/Headquarters Marine Corps Safety Division; Navy Command HQ; Navy Safety Centre; Netherlands Army; New Zeland Defence Force; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Army; Nova Systems ; Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness) ; OUSD(P&R) Personnel Readiness and Safety (PR&S); Permanent Representation of Ireland; QinetiQ; RAF; RAF High Wycombe; RAF Honington; RAFP; Rolls Royce; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force Air Command 38 Group; Royal Air Force High Wycombe; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Marines; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Army; Royal Saudi Air Force; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Staff Field Army; Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters; Thales UK; The Daily Mail; The Pentagon; The Sun; TlmNexus; UK MOD; United States Department of Defense; United States Marine Corps ; US Air Force; US Army Combat Readiness Center; US Embassy London; US Navy;


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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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