Reasons for joining the UK Register of Career Development Professionals

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Mrs Belinda Whitehouse RCDP - Head of Careers - Teacher of English

“The Register gives me CDI accreditation and a signature to feel proud of. It gives parents, students and staff the confidence that I am an experienced careers guidance practitioner. It's a great way to be able to formally collate all CPD and record valuable learning and practice”.

Liz Reece RCDP – Self-employed Career Adviser

“Professional registration is extremely important to me as it represents all that I have worked for over the years.  It gives ‘one voice’ to raise awareness of the value and skill in careers education and guidance, which is a fundamental need if we are to be recognised.  The Code of Ethics brings together all that I believe in, underpinning my work with my personal and professional values”.

Dr Siobhan Neary, RCDP - Head of International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)

“Being a registered career development practitioner recognises my professional practice, with the emphasis on ’professional’. We have struggled over recent decades to be recognised for the important role we provide in supporting individuals to achieve their potential. The register offers that recognition through validation of training, CPD and ethics and the promotion of acknowledged standards of practice”.

Chris Webb, RCDP – Careers Co-ordinator and Career Adviser

“As a CEIAG professional in a dual Careers Coordinator/Adviser role and the only member of Careers staff in my place of work, being a member of the CDI Register is vital to ensure that I retain access to CPD relevant to my field and am able to find, share and record examples of best practice with other qualified careers professionals”.

Liz Mannion, RCDP - Manager: Careers and Employability

“Registration has really helped me to develop career guidance so that it is seen as a profession within school, working to the highest quality standards, a code of ethics and providing the best possible service to young people.”

Marcus Burton, RCDP – National Careers Service

“The Register demonstrates that I take my profession seriously and commit to CPD constantly developing my skills and experience to support others in achieving their goals.”

Kathryn Davis, HR Consultant and Coach, BSc (Hons) FCIPD RCDP

“The process of becoming registered served as a way to consolidate my previous qualifications and practical experience; the exercise itself was valuable from a CPD point of view and has enabled me to be recognised as a Career Development Practitioner. For me this is really important in determining a minimum standard for those working in the profession and when marketing my services to clients. Registration provides further endorsement as to the quality of what I deliver.”