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What evidence of activities do I need to keep?


This list should give you an idea of the kinds of evidence of your CPD you could provide. (This list has been adapted from work done by the Allied Health Professions’ project ‘Demonstrating competence through CPD’ (2003).)





Materials you may have produced


  • Information leaflets
  • Case studies
  • Critical reviews
  • Policies or position statements
  • Documents about national or local processes
  • Reports (for example, on project work or audits or reviews)
  • Business plans
  • Procedures
  • Guidance materials
  • Guidelines for dealing with service users
  • Course assignments
  • Action plans
  • Course programme documents
  • Presentations you have given
  • Articles for journals
  • Questionnaires
  • Research papers, proposals, funding applications
  • Induction materials for new members of staff
  • Learning contracts
  • Contributions to the work of a professional body
  • Contributions to the work of a special-interest group

Materials showing you have reflected on and evaluated your learning and work


  • Adapted documents arising from appraisals, supervision reviews and so on
  • Documents about following local or national schemes relating to CPD
  • Evaluations of courses or conferences you have been to
  • Personal development plans
  • Approved claims for credit for previous learning or experience

Materials you have got from others


  • Testimonials
  • Letters from service users, carers, students or colleagues
  • Course certificate



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