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AAT Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


What is CPD?

CPD is a very important part of any career. It allows individuals to keep their skills and knowledge up to date with any relevant changes within the industry. The process of CPD is assessing each year your learning needs, attending suitable training to meet this and documenting the skills/experience gained. Monitoring and Completing CPD is the responsibility of the individual. CPD is good practice within any Industry, but for AAT Accountancy Affiliate or Professional Members, it is compulsory.


What will I gain from CPD? For those seeking employment or self-employed and looking to expand a customer base, CPD will show that you are up to date on all Accountancy practices, you are driven as well as organised and that you set your standards high for yourself.

For those employed in the Accounting Industry, it helps to develop and skills and knowledge could save you time with tasks by learning new skills, will boost integrity and also confidence. For the employer, it ensures all staff are following current legislation which means that the employer will have trust in their employees and staff who are satisfied with their job. Generally, employers also find when supporting CPD within the workplace the performance of the finance team improves.


How can I complete CPD? AAT has numerous resources you can complete in order to gain the CPD required. This includes online resources and also regional events. Many of the online resources take only one hour to complete from home so there are options available to suit everyone. Here is an example of the resources available with the AAT:


AAT’s CPD events

CPD master courses CPD workshops AAT conference CPD webinars Local AAT branch meetings Connect events


AAT’s online CPD resources

CPD e-learning Excel e-learning CPD interactive hub Technical and ethical advice AAT podcasts Career resources UK Budget resources AAT forums AAT Comment – industry news and opinion Accounting Technician magazine AAT Social Media


Interested in a career in Accountancy, please contact us to discuss your options 01332 371666 or info@ematraining.co.uk