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Getting started with 1CPD

We've put together some resources to help support your CPD

If you have any questions about CPD, ranging from how to use the 1CPD app, how to reflect or what counts as CPD platform we’d like to help you. Simply email with your question and we will respond asap.

1-2-1 support

We'd like to ensure you have all the help you need to get started with 1CPD. If you're uncertain about using it, or have tried the 1CPD platform and have some questions, then we would be happy to arrange a 1-2-1 support session with a member of our Education team. You don't need to have any technical knowledge, so please get in touch by emailing


We have held several interactive workshops to provide further insight into a range of topics, and they are available to watch on-demand here. Whether you are a complete beginner and would like to learn the basics, or have some experience and want to find out how to get more from your CPD, there should be something to help you.

I recently viewed the RCVS webinar on the introduction to 1CPD, I was pleasantly surprised at how beneficial I found it. The system is easy to use. In future I will reflect on any CPD undertaken as this serves two purposes. One, it makes one think about the content and what did one learn. Secondly, at a future date when looking at past CPD it will enable one to determine if the lecture is worth a revisit.
Antony Collins MRCVS

Workplace-based CPD

There can be a misconception that CPD only counts towards your annual hourly target if it involves attending a course. This workshop provides a useful overview of planning CPD that is meaningful to you. You’ll hear about the key principles of CPD, how to recognise learning opportunities that takes place in the workplace and how to record it.

What counts as CPD

There's more to CPD than courses (whether they are in real life or virtual) and you may be unsure about what can count towards your CPD hourly requirement. This session is designed to clear up any confusion about CPD planning and achieving your objectives for the year. 

Reflecting on your CPD

Reflection is an important part of outcomes-focused CPD but it doesn't have to be onerous. Whether you've yet to start reflecting on your CPD and would like some direction on what it is (and isn't) or you have some experience and would appreciate some hints and tips on how to approach it, this webinar will help.

Using 1CPD

1CPD is our platform (available as an app or web version) for planning, recording and reflecting on your CPD. There are two webinar recordings available to watch that will help familiarise you with 1CPD and how to get the best out of it. There is a recording for complete beginners, as well as users who have some experience but would appreciate some pointers on how to get the most out of it. 

1CPD 'how to' video

This short video of the 1CPD app walks you through the key areas of the app on a mobile device. Find out how to plan, record and reflect on your CPD using our 1CPD app. 

You can also find out how to access the 1CPD app and get an overview of the recent changes to CPD.