The Institute of Hospitality’s purpose is to promote professionalism through lifelong learning. We encourage our members to complete a minimum of 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) a year.
CPD is the term for a framework of learning and development activities which is seen as contributing to your continued effectiveness as professional. Another associated term is ‘lifelong learning’.
CPD is more than just taking a course. It takes place in a number of contexts and through various activities including on-the-job learning, mentoring or volunteering.
There is a mix of activity types that are eligible for CPD hours and each has a maximum number of hours per year.
Here are some CPD ideas for you using IoH resources:
- Consider taking part in our Mentor Me programme this year, either as a mentor or a mentee.
- To assist with private study and research, download the IoH Connect app and visit the IoH Library.
- Register to attend one of our webinars.
- If you are a volunteer with IoH and are on a Branch Committee or working group, this can be logged as up to 12 hours of CPD activity per year.
- Take a look at the training courses endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality.
Here is a complete list to refer to.
An online tool is available to all our members to record your CPD. Log into your account on our website and then go to the ‘CPD’ link shown. Our CPD year is the same as the calendar year and a minimum of 30 hours should be completed by each member.
If you would like any advice about your CPD, please contact Alistair Sandall FIH, Head of Professional Development – Alistair.Sandall@instituteofhospitality.org.