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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

What is Continuous Professional Development (CPD)?

CPD is necessary for people to maintain knowledge and skills related to their professional lives.

What does it mean for members of the Government Statistician Group (GSG)?

For members of the GSG, it involves undertaking relevant learning to maintain and develop statistical skills, data science skills and skills related to the civil service competencies.

Members of the GSG are expected to maintain a record of their learning. This can be done using a CPD log book (xls, 355KB).

Staff may be required to upload their CPD log book when applying for statistical posts across the government.

Other professions

Members of different government professions (e.g. the Government Social Research profession or Government Economic Service) may have different CPD logbooks available.

Learning and development opportunities

Take a look at the available training courses, upcoming events and the other pages on the learning and development area.

Any questions?

Contact: gss.careers@ons.gov.uk