The purpose of this page is to provide an 'at a glance' overview of our programme of webinars and online meetings.

All our CPD webinars are free to members, please register your interest for each session so we can send you the necessary joining link. Non-members can also join these sessions by registering and paying online. Almost all online meetings are open to members only.

If you have ideas for future webinar topics or would like to run a session, please contact 


Using FE Data in Career Decision Making (Free Webinar)

The DfE provide a number of tools and data sets related to FE quality that can help inform decisions by learners on what programme of study they may should follow, and which provider they may choose. This webinar aims to support Careers Advisers identify and use some of these tools and data sets and explain how they can be used. The discussion will focus upon the DfE's Outcome Based Success Measures (the destinations and earnings of adult learners and apprenticeships) but it will also include an outline of FE Choices, Qualification Achievement Tables and the Compare School and Colleges Website. Presented by Richard Watson of the DfE's Careers and Further Education Group, will be of interest to all career advisers and career leaders working in the FE sector in England.


Tackling Gender Stereotypical Choices (Free Webinar)

This is the ‘Year of Engineering’ and the CDI is working with the Engineering UK to publish articles and present webinars which will support our careers education and guidance practice. This webinar will focus on the tackling gender stereotypical choices. This webinar will be presented by Nicky Thomas; she will describe ways that unconscious bias and gender stereotyping influence students' option and career choices. She will also explain effective school-wide approaches to help students overcome the impact of stereotyping when making decisions about their future. Nicky works for the Institute of Physics in their diversity department and is a part-time physics teacher.


Supporting Oxbridge Applications (Free Webinar)

Oxbridge admissions are among the most competitive in the world. This webinar will explain the qualities that admissions tutors are looking for in applicants and how applicants can demonstrate and evidence these qualities. The webinar will look at the role of academic achievement, predicted grades, admissions tests, interviews, personal statement and references in the selection process as well as highlighting sources of information for students as they consider/prepare for Oxbridge applications.


CDI Cymru - 'Apply Now' : Demystifying student recruitment (Free Webinar)

Explore the most commonly used assessment methods amongst today’s student recruiters (both apprentices and graduates), with Steve Keith, a recruitment and employer branding professional whose career spans 12 years of experience


Alternatives to higher education (Free Webinar)

As choices at 18+ become more varied, it is hardly surprising that people feel confused. Students, parents and teachers are apprehensive around the alternatives to university. ‘Is it a safe option?’ ‘Where will it lead?’ ‘What do I need to know about it?’ As advisers we are often expected to be the experts, so what expertise can we offer in such a complex and ever-changing landscape? How can we support students through the maze, as well as informing parents and enabling colleagues to make sense of it all? This webinar will look at the options available and ways of supporting young people in their decision-making.