CPD Opportunities in Scotland 2018

This is the CDI’s ‘Year of Member Engagement and Networking’

Introducing Scotland's Project Associate, Pam Crawford

Pam’s brief is to engage with and grow the CDI's membership in Scotland; increase the Institute's footprint;influence key organisations and opinion formers and develop a CPD programme for Scottish members.

Over the last three months Pam has focused on:

  • Developing training for Scottish practitioners relevant to the Scottish careers and employability landscape. Pam has surveyed and gathered membership feedback on the type of training you would like in Scotland. Starting in January through to June 2018 we have planned a range of webinars and face to face training which reflects member’s needs and interests.
  •  Increasing collaboration and sharing of best practice from all sectors and professionals in Scotland delivering careers education information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). Pam has been networking and meeting with key representatives from the college sector, Skills Development Scotland, the Voluntary and third sector, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, the Scottish Training Federation and course providers in Careers Guidance and development. These meetings have focused on how we can explore ways of sharing practice across the sector; how the CDI can benefit careers practitioners in Scotland and how, as a group of organisations providing careers guidance, we can work better together to support client’s transitions and respond to policy that impacts on us all.
  • Developing professionalism for careers practitioners in Scotland across all sectors through the CDI’s many activities and services. Pam has been promoting the work of the CDI to relevant sectors in Scotland and working with individual organisations to explore how CDI membership can develop professionalism within their workplace. Pam also contributed relevant sector news to the fortnightly News by Email.
  • Representing the CDI as a speaker at the Scotland Policy Conference on apprenticeships and skills development in Scotland in December.

What’s next for 2018

The focus for the CDI in Scotland going forward in 2018 is:

  1. Delivery and further development of CPD opportunities
  2. Creation of a cross sector forum on careers education, information, advice and guidance in Scotland
  3. Increasing membership
  4. Influencing and contributing to policy that impacts on the delivery of CEIAG in Scotland

Free webinars are part of our membership benefits package, so you can already take part in any of the webinars listed in our training programme free of charge. Importantly, we are adding to this list a number of sessions identified by Scottish members, including topics such as measuring the impact of what you do; working with clients using social media and creating virtual fairs.

To book your place and receive the joining link simply complete the standard booking form – see events section of the website. 

Face to face training

There are 3 face to face training days/half days being delivered in Scotland in spring 2018, All events can be booked and paid for here. All our events should be booked and paid online by credit/debit card/Pay Pal. (Schools only may request payment by invoice and should ring the office with a purchase order number.) 

If you experience any problems with booking an event or would like to discuss an event in more detail, please contact or or call 01384 445622.


Pam is available to listen to and represent your view and answer any questions on the CDI in Scotland. Please get in touch with her on

07717 886 998