What are the benefits of CPD?

CPD is a very important activity in many professions, particularly within fitness sectors. The main advantage of CPD is the maintenance and expansion of knowledge, skills – as well as updates – in your profession.

Accredited CPD, or Continued Professional Development training, is often an expected accreditation in most sectors where training is required, and is generally governed by sector-specific professional bodies or regulators. It is most often required by training programmes run by professional bodies or institutes that provide CPD training schemes, but it can also be undertaken by independent providers who don’t belong to an institute.

The aim of CPD is not only to broaden your knowledge and skills but to also maintain current knowledge and skills. It’s extremely important that you don’t allow standards to slip, or allow yourself settle for what is comfortable.

In addition, it’s important to recognise that knowledge can fade over time. If you haven’t touched upon a particular subject for a while, you may one day find yourself forgetting key information, elements, or steps.

How do I get CPD points in South Africa?

In South Africa, CPD points are awarded to individuals through membership with a professional body.

What is meant by CPD courses?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a mix of approaches, ideas, and techniques which will assist you with managing your own learning and growth. The focus of CPD is firmly on results – the benefits that professional development can bring you in the real world.

Is CPD Certification worth it?

CPD certification ensures that fitness professionals are keeping their knowledge and skills up-to-date and to high industry standards. It means that they can be guaranteed that they are keeping their qualifications maintained and up to date.

How do I get CPD certification?

A CPD certification is typically obtained from an accredited training provider, which is considered to provide formal learning and includes training courses, workshops, seminars educational events, and online eLearning programmes that have been CPD accredited in order to conform to industry guidelines and standards.

What is a CPD certificate in fitness?

Continued Professional Development (CPD) is vital for fitness because of the level of personal care they need to invest in their client’s health. Trifocus Fitness Academy’s personal trainer qualification allows you to work with people and show them the proper exercise technique for their workouts and teach them the general guidelines of nutrition.

​However, it doesn’t equip you with the knowledge or skills to teach a particular population, such as pregnant women and clients with specific requirements around their diet. It won’t give you the skills either to work with clients who have a specialist performance goal.

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