Professional development and CPD

Whether you're working towards professional registration, undertaking Initial Professional Development (IPD), or keen to demonstrate your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), we can help.

We’ve got advice and a suite of online tools to help you manage your career and demonstrate your progress.

As a member of the Institution, we’ll support you in your career progression and help you gain a competitive edge in the workplace. You’ll have access to our resources, advice and expertise as well as a network of similarly minded engineers. We’ll also keep you up-to-date with the latest trends and information within your industry.

  • Working towards professional registration

    Whether you’re a student, an apprentice or a practicing engineer you will be increasing your experience and gaining competence. Initial Professional Development (IPD) allows you to build your competence profile and professional practice, ultimately leading up to your professional review interview and, if successful, to your registration as an EngTech, IEng or CEng. 

  • Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)

    MPDS is an Accredited company scheme which follows an agreed structured programme, which can facilitate developing engineers in reaching the competence requirements for registration.

  • Supported Registration Scheme (SRS)

    SRS is a non-accredited company scheme, which can support a developing engineer so they follow a structured development pathway, working with an internal company mentor.

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    CPD is a fundamental part of any career in engineering. From formal training to learning ‘on the job’, we can help you keep your skills up-to-date. You can use our online tool, Career Developer, to manage your professional development. You can use it to create goals, reports and action plans.

Career developer

    Career Developer is an online tool which helps you plan, record and review your experience throughout your career. It makes it easy for you to manage your professional development.

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Need some help?

If you have a question about MPDS, contact our MPDS team.

If you have a question about Initial Professional Development schemes, we'd like to hear from you.


Looking for a mentor?

Use our Independent Mentor Service to help you plan and reach your personal development goals.

Training to support your professional development

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