Training and CPD

There is no shortage of training available.

Training events

The College itself organises a vast number of training events.

RCPsych Journals

The College publishes six journals, including its training journal, BJPsych Advances.

CPD eLearning

The College also provides an excellent programme of online CPD which can provide up to half the annual requirement of CPD hours. CPD eLearning is the College’s system for providing online training.

Other sources of CPD

Many other organisations also provide training, for example:

  • The Royal Society of Medicine organises training days and conferences, and also has an excellent medical library with online resources
  • For medico-legal work, much high-quality training is available from:
  • For those wanting more depth in medical law, you could consider a diploma or degree course in medical or mental health law. Some courses are available part-time and by distance learning.

CPD submissions

The CPD Submissions part of the College website lets you log your CPD activity and peer group membership and generate an RCPsych CPD certificate of good standing. If you’re working in a non-training grade and have a GMC licence to practise, you’ll need to evidence your CPD for appraisal and revalidation.

CPD Submissions, which is completely separate from CPD eLearning, makes the process easy. You may well already have registered for it.

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