In line with other health professions, the FHT requires all FHT Members* to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every year.
The Health Professions Council defines CPD as:
‘‘a range of learning activities through which health professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain their capacity to practice safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice.”
The FHT is pleased to support member therapists in their annual CPD by working with a range of accredited providers to bring you affordable ways to learn, such as online learning, qualifications and short courses. Short courses can take many forms but these can be categorised in four ways – taster workshops, refresher courses, further learning courses and individual units.
Courses are not the only way you can collect CPD points but any course you complete can provide you with routes to CPD.
Evidence of CPD should be put into a suitable portfolio, which may be requested for inspection by the FHT at time of renewal.
*FHT Associates, Non-Practitioners and Student members are not required to achieve a yearly CPD target, however professional development is highly recommended.