Claimable CPD activities and evidence

In the table below we list the various categories of activity and output with the maximum number of CPD units claimable for each type of activity. The units can be pro-rated for part time faculty. Individuals cannot claim the same activity as evidence more than once. If a subscriber is entered into the annual audit, their evidence of CPD activities submitted must be supported by a reflective statement explaining how the activity contributed to their development.

Activity/output Indicative evidence
Qualification studies

Undertaking further education studies including recognised qualifications at degree, award, certificate, diploma, and Masters levels such as PG Cert and MEd, or the HEA fellowships.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 20 units

Certificate from awarding body
Training programme participation (including relevant technology training)

Attending open (short course) and in-company training plus other modes of training with Chartered ABS or other relevant training organisations. These can be face-to-face or online.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 20 units

Certificate of attendance

Copy of signed register

Design of learning and teaching, including research-led teaching

Reflection and development leading to the design and redesign of programmes, courses and learning materials, including face-to-face, blended and online learning and teaching.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 20 units

Institutional course approval documentation plus a reflective statement
Scholarly outputs specific to developing educational practice

Authoring books, papers and articles for public publication, including producing formal conference papers and presentations for conference proceedings in relation to developing teaching practice.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 20 units

PDF of article

URL of online journal

Link to relevant repository

Event participation

Attending events relevant to learning & teaching, excluding social or strictly networking meetings but including  conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, briefings, topical meetings, etc.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 15 units

Copy of signed register

Acknowledgement of attendance by organiser

Imparting knowledge specific to developing educational practice

Teaching, tutoring, lecturing and speaking including public presentations to conference and event audiences, as well as coaching and mentoring.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 15 units

Course handbook

Lecture notes/handouts

Conference proceedings

Copy of mentoring forms (redacted)

Reflection and development

Reading and reflection leading to development of outputs that are not covered elsewhere including those related to SoTL. This could include keeping up-to-date with subject knowledge in your discipline. For example: reflection about one’s

personal development for the upcoming period by conducting a needs analysis.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 10 units

A reflective statement indicating how this led/will lead to the development of
practice in the future
Academic Leadership

Supporting strategic development of the department’s educational provision (undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degree programmes) in order to achieve excellence in this provision, and as appropriate ensuring that education

provision is consistent with frameworks from the university/faculty/accrediting and professional bodies for quality and standards. Working to support sharing of good practice across/within the department. Engaging with, influencing and supporting colleagues within own department, including attending/chairing learning and teaching committees, setting up and monitoring appropriate mentoring schemes, taking a lead on internal events such as learning and teaching conferences.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 10 units

Minutes

Letter from line manager

A reflective  statement indicating how this led/will lead to the development of practice in the future

Community contributions

Active involvement in Chartered ABS working groups, examinations boards, advisory councils, regional boards, project groups or committees. Also includes participation in similar activities for other organisations and community groups (e.g. charitable trusts, school associations) where you are active in advancing business and management education. This could also include accrediting body contributions. Subscribers who are part of the CMBE Peer Review scheme can also claim here.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 5 units

Minutes

Letter of appointment

Contract of employment

Related private studies

Extra-curricular studies or research contributing to your professional development over and above the routine demands of your work.

Maximum units claimable per year: Up to 5 units

Certificate/evidence of completion

A reflective statement indicating how this led/will lead to the development of practice in the future

View the table in a PDF format. 

Non-claimable hours/activities

Any CPD activity, whether this is an hourly activity or another type of output, should be relevant to your role or specialism. Any activity that does not have a clear learning objective that relates to your role and specialism cannot be considered as appropriate CPD. In particular, the following types of activity cannot count towards your CPD requirements:

  • Time spent travelling to CPD events
  • Activities that do not have a clear link to development of an individual as a business and management educator. These could include networking, social events, informal team building or planning events and involvement on boards, committees or clubs that have little or no relevance to your professional role and are not relevant to business education
  • “Business as usual” teaching and work

Example educator personas: In order to help you to think about how you will complete your CPD, we’ve developed some profiles of typical types of educator subscribed to the CMBE, download them here.

“I want to make sure that students know that I continuously develop and reflect on my own practice in management education”

Dr Christine Rivers CMBE, Surrey Business School