Staff Development

How to Complete an Effective Personal Development Plan

Contributes 30 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes an in-depth look at how General Dental Council registrants can write an effective personal development plan, that meets both legislation requirements and drives career aspirations.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. 

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident.


The aim of this course is to outline the necessity for a personal development plan in line with The General Dental Council legislation.


Learners will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental requirements of a Personal Development Plan
  • Identify the requirements in line with the Enhanced CPD Scheme 
  • Identify the importance of an effective Personal Development Plan

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • How to assess current strengths and weaknesses
  • How to apply information to implement effective goals
  • How to assess skills in line with the General Dental Council standards for the dental team