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Examples of CPD profiles that would meet our standards

These profiles give examples of how registrants can show they meet our standards for CPD in avariety of professions, settings and activities, show how they meet our standards for CPD if they were selected for audit.

These profiles are provided not as ‘ideal’ examples of CPD, but instead to illustrate how there are a variety of different ways of meeting our standards, depending on how and where you practise your profession. We would encourage you to read profiles from professions other than your own, since you may find useful examples of types of CPD and ways of showing how the standards are met from outside your profession.

These documents were produced before we changed our name from the Health Professions Council (HPC) to the Health and Care Professions (HCPC). Although our name has changed, our standards remain the same and these sample profiles remain valid.


Sample profiles

Arts therapists
(provided by the British Association of Art Therapists)

Biomedical scientists
(provided by the Institute of Biomedical Science)

Specialist practitioner
Head of section
Laboratory manager

Chiropodists / podiatrists
(provided by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, and the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists)

Private practitioner
Private practitioner

Clinical scientists
(provided by the Association of Clinical Scientists and the Association for Clinical Cytogenetics)

Audiology (ACS)
Biochemist (ACS)
Medical Physics (ACS)
Clinical Cytogeneticist (ACC)

(provided by the British Dietetic Association)

Lead specialist diabetes dietitian

(provided by The British Association of Dramatherapists)

Hearing aid dispensers
(provided by the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists)

Music therapists
(provided by the British Association of Music Therapy)

Occupational therapists
(provided by The College of Occupational Therapists)

Practitioner - early career

Operating department practitioners
(provided by the College of Operating Department Practitioners)


(provided by British and Irish Orthoptic Society)


(provided by The College of Paramedics)

Emergency care practitioner
Station manager

(provided by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

Physiotherapist (specialised practice)
Team leader

Practitioner psychologists
(provided by the British Psychological Society)

Clinical psychologist - early career
Clinical psychologist - mid career
Clinical psychologist - senior
Counselling psychologist - early career
Counselling psychologist - mid career
Counselling psychologist - senior
Educational Psychologist – early career
Educational Psychologist – mid-career
Educational Psychologist – senior
Forensic psychologist - early career
Forensic psychologist - mid career
Forensic psychologist - senior
Health psychologist - early career
Health psychologist - mid career
Health psychologist - senior academic
Occupational psychologist - early career
Occupational psychologist - mid career
Occupational psychologist - senior
Sport and exercise psychologist - early career
Sport and exercise psychologist - mid career
Sport and exercise psychologist - senior

Prosthetists / orthotists
(provided by the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists)

Senior prosthetist
Senior orthotist

(provided by Society and College of Radiographers)

Diagnostic radiographer
Superintendent radiographer

Social workers in England
(provided by the British Association of Social Workers)

Social work manager
Experienced forensic social worker
Senior practitioner disability services
Social work practitioner - youth justice

Speech and language therapists
(provided by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)

Practitioner 1
Practitioner 2

Sample profiles

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Page updated on: 10/09/2018