Engaging in a CPD programme as part of professional lifelong learning is an obligatory requirement of SBID membership and incorporated into the founding registered prospectus of the professional organisation for interior design in Britain.
CPD provided by an education-accredited programme will be of greater value to practitioners. Accreditation means the programme is created by an independent authority that has been recognised by a British education standards authority. Anything less is a marketing tool for everyone… except the recipient. The CPD provided by individual professions have different authority and merit. For the profession of interior design, an unprotected title, it is in itself essential that independent education validation is crucial in order to identify validity of content.
An SBID-accredited CPD has a unique value in the sector of interior design because SBID is uniquely accredited by government education bodies and government-supported education providers to provide accreditation to education courses and learning outcomes for interior design. This industry pre-eminence provides assurance to our members and their clients that the CPD education provided and undertaken is fit for purpose by an approved licence. SBID launched the protected programme in 2012.
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