This page provides an 'at a glance' overview of our programme of free webinars.

All our general 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. 

Please note:

  1. To sign up to the free webinars, you must be logged in to your CDI Members Area account.

  2. Our current booking system is long and repetitive, but you must complete all the required sections, right through to the end for the system to log your booking.

  3. Due to high demand for our free webinars your joining link should arrive 24 hours before the webinar takes place. For the link please check the email account you used to make the booking and also check your spam. If you have not received the link 24 hours before the webinar please contact or

  4. Late bookings, ie less than 24 hours before a webinar, may result in you not receiving the necessary link to join the webinar.


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




The National Quality in Careers Standard Award – External Validation of Your Career Programme – Why and How? (Free Webinar)

In the Statutory Duty of 2018, all schools and colleges are ‘strongly recommended’ to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard award. Career education professional Janet Hutchinson will explain why it is important to engage with the award to provide external validation of your careers guidance programme. This webinar will look at the requirements of the Quality in Careers Standard award and how to achieve them. It will also cover how working towards and achieving the award will help you raise the profile of careers in your organisation and local community and start a cycle of continuous improvement that will have a positive impact and importantly help learners achieve and succeed. Janet Hutchinson is an ex-teacher, a businesswoman and adviser and assessor for Complete Careers, a Licensed Awarding Body for the award.


New maritime webinar: Ports, harbours and working boats – hundreds of career opportunities on shore and at sea (Free Webinar)

We all know what ports and harbours are, but how many job titles behind the high fences would you be able to name? This hour long session delivered by Maritime UK and supported by a port organisation will help you develop your understanding of the myriad of opportunities for adult job seekers and young people in these environments and the rewards that go with them, such as a significantly higher average wage than the national average. The session will explore job roles, entry points, apprenticeship and graduate opportunities, job vacancies, career progression opportunities and LMI.